You may be thinking about adding cabinets to your garage and wondering about their benefits as opposed to the benefits of shelves. After all, shelves are a simple and affordable storage solution. However, garage cabinets are able to offer a more uniform, finished look that lets you keep everything stored away and out of view. For those with young children, cabinets also offer an easy way to keep items stored safely—while cabinets are fun to open and explore, they may not be as tempting (or as accessible) as open shelving.
Here are some things to consider before you make the leap with garage cabinets.
Consider what you need
If you’re a true workshop enthusiast, you will likely need more space than the average person who’s just looking to declutter the space. Think about exactly how much stuff you need to store. If you have large items like power tools, how big will the cabinets need to be to fit them? You also want to ensure that the cabinets are sturdy enough to hold any heavy equipment.
Measure the space
Once you’ve determined the size of the cabinet you’re looking for, then you want to look at the space you have available. How will you be able to best take advantage of the space while accommodating the cabinets?
If you’re doing custom cabinets, then it will be easier to tailor the cabinets to the garage. But for premade cabinets, you’ll want to know exactly how much space is available. Don’t forget to consider how much area your car takes up, and remember that the garage door will need adequate clearance to open and close.
Start by decluttering
Garage cabinets can be an ideal storage solution, offering both style and function. This is a time to consider what you need in your garage and what you can throw away. Get started by doing a purge and only keeping around what you need and use on a regular basis.
Choose the kind of cabinets that you want
Now that you have the space totally squared away, consider what kind of cabinets will be best for you. You could save some money and pick up a set of used cabinets. If you’re truly invested in having a slick garage space, then new cabinets are for you. Garage cabinets come in a wide range of materials, including molded plastic, wood and metal. These range in durability and expense, with metal being considered a pricier but superior material.
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