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5 Tips on Choosing Wayfinding Signage for an Apartment Complex

Wednesday September 25, 2019

Have you been tasked with purchasing and installing wayfinding signage for an apartment complex? There's no denying the fact that apartments have become a popular alternative to traditional houses. According to the National Apartment Association (NAA), roughly one in eight Americans -- about 39 million people -- now live in an apartment. Whether you're developing a new apartment complex or renovating an existing apartment complex, though, you need to choose the right wayfinding signage.

#1) Choose a Stylish Entrance Sign Displaying the Apartment Complex's Name

Arguably the most important form of wayfinding signage for an apartment complex is the entrance sign. As the name suggests, entrance signs are placed at or near the entrance of an apartment complex. They are designed to help newcomers to the area find the complex more easily. For your apartment complex, choose a stylish entrance sign that features the complex's name is bold and visible lettering.

#2) Stick With a Cohesive Color Scheme

Wayfinding signage is available in a variety of colors. You can choose from basic colors like white or black as well as less-common colors like beige or tangerine. Regardless, it's a good idea to stick with a cohesive scheme. Don't use a combination of mismatching colors. Rather, choose wayfinding signage in colors that flow cohesively with each other.

#3) Use Wayfinding Signage to Indicate the Apartment Complex Is Private Property

Apartment complexes typically have a limited number of parking spaces. As a result, it's important to inform motorists that your apartment complex is private property. This is easily accomplished using wayfinding signage. On the entrance sign, for example, you can denote "Private Property" below the name of your apartment complex.

#4) Choose High-Quality Graphics

It's important to choose wayfinding signage with high-quality graphics. If the graphics are made of low-quality materials, they may fade or otherwise degrade over time. Thankfully, this isn't a problem with high-quality graphics. Vinyl graphics, for example, are designed to withstand outdoor environments, all while providing crystal-clear details.

#5) Use Arrows to Guide Motorists and Pedestrians

How many units does your apartment complex have? If it's more than 100 -- many apartment complexes have over 500 units -- you should consider using wayfinding signage with arrows to guide motorists and pedestrians to their desired unit. As shown in the image above, wayfinding signage can be designed with unit numbers and arrows. Rather than aimlessly driving or walking around the complex, motorists and pedestrians can refer to your complex's wayfinding signage to find their desired unit.


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