Dominique Crouch November 25, 2019 Garage Cabinet
Broadly, they can be classified as metal, wooden, and plywood cabinets. But deciding which of these is most suitable for a garage requires deeper consideration. Metal cabinets score over wooden and plywood cabinets, in terms of durability. This is the reason metal cabinets are more expensive when compared to the other two types of cabinets. But durability may not always be essential for storing the objects that normally end up in garages.
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!
These garage storage ideas are designed mainly for the storage of tools in your garage which include tool cabinets and workspaces with storage in the form of workbenches with storage cabinets. These days you have an array of products for your garage storage systems from "do it yourself" to "mix and match" and a wide array of preassembled garage cabinets in different materials like wood, plastic or heavy duty metal.
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."
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.
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.