Jane Lawson November 13, 2019 Garage Cabinet
The garage is often one of most neglected spaces of our home. The garage space is occupied with a wide variety of smaller tools like wrenches, spanners, jacks as well as larger equipment such as lawn mowers, weed eaters, leaf blowers, and snow blowers. Of course we also tend to store the not-so fragrant fertilizers and pesticides out there as well.
Garages are often used to store things, such as sports equipment, gardening implements, tools, and other toys for outdoor games. These things are not used regularly, but they have to be kept in an orderly fashion so that they can be retrieved easily. This is the reason many people use cupboards in their garage. Garage cabinet provides extra storage space for storing all such things and much more. There are many types of garage cabinets.
Wooden cabinets are certainly attractive furniture pieces. Costs vary depending upon the type of wood. Cabinets made from materials such as particleboard, and fiberboard, are also classified as wooden cabinets. Garage cabinets made from regular wood are more expensive, while those made from particleboard or fiberboard, are slightly cheaper. Likewise, cabinets made from regular wood last much longer than those made from other types of wood material.
Remember the last time you walked though a house as a potential buyer? Imagine opening the door from the house to the garage and finding clean and generous garage cabinets. In different sizes. Some with doors, some open shelving. And everything stored away, neatly. Nice, eh? Now imagine opening the same door into the garage and seeing storage solutions composed of boxes stacked on top of other boxes, tools leaning against the wall and piles of sports equipment, off-season clothing and other "stuff" just strewn around. Clearly the first picture is more attractive. But, as you think about buying the house, how much more would you pay for the first house, the one with the well-organized garage space?
It is critical to get the planning part done first, because it will greatly impact the price you pay for garage cabinets. Research shows that almost one half of your budget for cabinets will go toward the larger cabinets, so you want to make sure you have a well thought out plan so all of your large items will fit in the cabinets that you buy and also that the larger items are worth storing. Not every large item needs to be put in a cabinet, some items might be able to be placed closer to the ceiling if you get an overhead storage unit.
You can mount garage cabinet on the wall or it can sit on the floor. The wall mounting is probably what you would prefer. It is up off the floor giving you more space. Setting cabinets on the floor exposes them to moisture. This is a real problem if your cabinets are made from wood. Wall mount cabinets also keep the contents of the unit out of reach to most little critters like mice.
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