Garage Storage Cabinets

Garage storage cabinets help in optimally utilizing garage space. Just think about it – your garage is probably a couple of hundred square feet. Your car or cars probably do not take up the whole space. If you simply keep unwanted stuff in the garage, even in cartons and plastic bags, it will look like a mess in no time, and finding things will always be a challenge. But if it’s outfitted with proper storage units, your garage can help keep your life organized and your belongings close at hand.

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What You Can Store in the Garage

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People can use extra garage space for all kinds of things. Some people use large storage cabinets to store out-of-season clothes. Storage cabinets can hold excess and seldom-used items that you don’t want to throw away, but don’t have room to store in the house, all those extra cleaning supplies, toiletries, outdoor toys, gift items, and small appliances not in daily use. Other items often stored in a garage:

  • Paint
  • BBQ supplies, including charcoal
  • Power tools
  • Building supplies
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor toys
  • Camping equipment
  • Fishing gear
  • Gardening equipment
  • Automotive supplies

Garage Storage Cabinets

The many different kinds of cabinets available, online and in stores, will let you design just the right solution to your storage needs.

Freestanding Floor Models — Freestanding floor model cabinets are available in a host of different heights. Stackable sets allow you to buy additional units if you find later that you need more storage. Because they don’t need to be attached to the structure, floor models are convenient to use, and you can even move them around as your needs change.

Drawers — Cabinets with doors and drawers are available in various sizes. Very small drawers can store small items like nails, screws and other supplies needed by those who do their own carpentry and other household maintenance. Larger drawer sets store bigger tools and bulky items. Drawers are convenient because you can pull them out to find what you want, and some can be completely removed and placed next to where you’re working, conveniently placing the contents within reach. However, drawers do need pullout space.

Wall-Mounted Pieces — Cabinets of various sizes can be mounted directly on walls, saving floor space. You can get very tall cabinets, short ones, big and small cabinets, to fit the space available, and what you want to store in them. If you’re faced with limited space to swing open cabinet doors, you can opt for those with sliding doors.

Ceiling Storage — storage cabinets for your garage can be mounted directly on the ceiling, if you don’t have wall or floor space. If you are planning to put heavy things in ceiling storage, put supports brackets or posts under the cabinets to bear the extra weight. Ceiling storage options maximize storage space in a small garage, though they are not as accessible as more easily reachable wall and floor units.

The Benefits of Cabinets

Cabinets offer several advantages. The items that you keep in cabinets are safe and protected from dust and dirt. Everything is out of sight so the garage looks neat and tidy. Plastic, acrylic, laminated particleboard, aluminum and enameled steel cabinets are easy to clean, durable and attractive. Modular cabinets are available ready-made and require little work to install.

Many cabinets come with adjustable shelves, so you change the shelf height to store large items. Cabinets are available in a variety of colors, allowing you to choose monochrome or to mix and match. You can design your own configuration according to your needs and plans.

With good lighting, paint and flooring, you can make your garage look attractive instead of messy, reduce clutter in your house, and enjoy extra storage space in your garage. Garage storage cabinets, by keeping your belongings on site, mean you won’t need to pay for additional, off-site storage units.

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