Dominique Crouch December 3, 2019 Garage Cabinet
A garage cabinet organizer is a must for all home owners with a garage. It is a convenient utility product. The market is full of different types of cabinets: the cheap ones for a casual home owner as well as the expensive ones which can last a lifetime. If you peep into your garage, you will find that you have stored a number of things in it like tools, garden equipment, wires, ropes, Christmas decorations, old newspapers and magazines, car maintenance material etc.
Real estate professionals point out that well-designed garage cabinets add to a home`s value in two ways. First, like all "improvements," they are inherently valuable to a buyer -- if the buyer can use them. And who ca not use storage solutions? Perhaps more important, it helps "de-clutter" the garage itself while helping to hide items that would otherwise clutter the house -- the kitchen, the utility room, the bathroom or closets generally. Crowded storage inside a house is a serious negative to potential buyers, so having storage, even in the garage, is a huge plus.
A very inexpensive type of garage cabinet commonly used is plastic resin. Plastics are extremely durable, stain and chemical resistant, waterproof and do not rust. Common plastics used are High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). Though plastic cabinets are the most affordable they provide the least number of options in terms of design and style. They come free standing, rolling or can hang on bare walls or slat wall systems. Load capacities vary but plastic garage cabinets should be utilized for light duty storage only.
If the cabinets are to carry heavy loads be sure to utilize dovetail joinery as it is the strongest way to construct wood cabinets. Cam lock systems can be used for medium duty storage, with simple nailed or screwed designs left for only light duty storage. Wood cabinets can also come as free standing, rolling or hanging. When hanging cabinets on a wall, again be sure to utilize a hanging method appropriate for its intended use. For heavy duty cabinets the hanging method should be capable of supporting at least 250-300 lbs. Check with the manufacturer to insure their hanging system meets your needs. Prices vary for wood cabinets based on size and all the above design criteria but can be very affordable.
There are many options when it comes to garage storage and if you are looking for garage cabinets, then plastic cabinets are definitely an option if you are looking to save money but still have a nice look to your garage space. With the lower price point however, comes some problems that you will not find in say metal garage cabinets. When you look at the pros and cons of plastic garage cabinets, you will be able to see if they do not offer some things that you may be looking for in a storage solution, or if the price is low enough that you are willing to settle for what they offer.
The ceiling of your garage can be turned into a good garage storage option as well. These can hold your summer garden tools or stuff which are not safe to be in the reach of kids. The shelves and racks can be used for more frequently used items like wires, bulbs, tapes etc. The racks are usually useful for longer tools or things like shovels and rakes. These again are easy to put up and extremely useful and also cost effective and scores on the utility aspect too. A line of metal hooks in different sizes can also be used for hanging various tools.