Myrtle Wallace November 13, 2019 Garage Cabinet
With so many options ranging from simple plastic storage cabinets to strong and durable metal cabinets, outfitting a garage with storage cabinets can be achieved within any budget. Adding garage storage cabinets to your garage will not only add storage space for tools and paint cans but also allow you to store items from within your house that have been cluttering up your closets and shelves. With a few simple tools and an afternoon or two you can transform your garage into a neat and organized space.
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.
So do not think of your installation of garage cabinets as an expense. Think of it as an investment. The estimates that a good garage space can add $5,000 to $10,000 onto the resale value of the house. Not only will you be able to enjoy using your garage more, but you will be able to recoup most or all of the money spent on the garage storage solutions. And do not forget to USE the cabinets to "de-clutter" the garage and the house when it comes time to sell your home. As your listing agent will point out, "If a buyer sees your stuff scattered around, they will assume the house is not large enough to hold the buyer`s stuff either."
When it comes to looking at the price for garage cabinets, it will vary by brand and size, but also by features. Here are some of the more common things to look for or keep in mind when you are looking at pricing for garage cabinets. Just like when buying a house, the quickest way to determine what you are getting for your money is by determining the price per cubic foot. This will give you a quick and easy measurement to start the comparison with. In addition, check the standard dimensions for height, width and depth so you can get a gauge of what you are going to be able to store inside. Pricing can range anywhere from as low as $11 per cubic foot to as high as $40 per cubic foot so it pays to examine the cabinets closely to see what features you are getting for your money.
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.
The hard plastic garage cabinets are very easy to mount and install, very durable and easily fit into any budget. The pegboard cabinets can be a home to smaller items, and steel cabinets let you store all the heavy stuff. The choice of the material and their colour can also add a little elegance to your garage. Watch out for jealous neighbours. The pegboard cabinets can also hold hooks inside their doors for the tools that get used frequently. This saves you from hassle of searching for them when you just want to get the job done!