Garage Cabinetry and Why You Need It
If you have floor space that is cluttered with tools and other hardware, adding cabinets to your garage can easily and effectively increase your workspace. Figuring out the type of cabinets that would work best for you is essential to a positive experience.
For example, a modular system is premade, ready to go, and easy to install. You won’t have to worry about sourcing, measuring, and cutting your materials, the costs could be cheaper if you're buying from a big-box retailer, and it's just plain easier.
Buy what you need and bring it home, simple as it gets. However, there are some downsides to consider. If you're going cheap the age-old saying “you get what you pay for” could not be more true. If the cabinets are extremely inexpensive the manufacturer is most likely using cheap materials that compromise durability.
That could be important to you especially considering where the cabinets will be used. These types of cabinet systems are usually made of plastic or cheap metals that are likely to damage and rust with ease. Cheap setups like these leave a lot of room for disappointment and headache.
Most people wouldn't want to have to replace a system like this often and a cheap, modular system will likely need to be replaced soon after your purchase.
Cheaper systems like this also don't allow for customization, meaning you'll be limited in color, size, shape, material, and extra features such as a countertop to work with.
If you're constantly using your tools, cutting wood, or really any type of work which requires some tough materials, a premade modular might not be the best fit for you.
Expanding your options to a custom fit cabinet set up where you can source quality materials, size according to your specifications and preference can lead to a jump in your productivity, organization, and even up your garage's cool factor.
The types of materials used in building your custom garage cabinets mean everything. Though it might be a bit more expensive than the big-box cheap setup, a durable cabinet system will not only last but help you to work more efficiently not having to worry about how long your cabinets will last.
Steel is a fantastic material perfect for this exact application. Steel is durable, easy to clean, and looks great painted or even untreated. To prolong the life of your material you can powder coat your steel; this will help to prevent rusting, normal wear and tear, and help spruce up the look of your garage with really any color you can imagine.
Custom-fit cabinets can also allow you to work with the space you have. You won't have to worry about how well the system will fit because it will be measured to your specifications. Using corners that you might have been unable to use with a modular system won't be an issue when custom fitting.
There are many important aspects to consider if you want to put cabinets in your garage. Certainly, they will improve the quality of your space!