Thinking of installing a cabinet system into your garage? You’re making the right move. But to ensure you make the smoothest purchase, you have to keep a couple of things in mind. We talked about everything about them below. Keep reading.
Storage systems for any kind of space can be expensive. You’re not advised to skimp, as you’d be installing cabinets made from less-than-great materials. As a result, you’ll have to replace everything in a year or two.
As no one’s a fan of spending through their nose, you could get a modular system instead of a custom one. The former would consist of already made cabinets that are mixed and matched to best fit your needs.
Custom options are more expensive, as the width and appearance of the cabinets are made specifically for you.
What Will Be Stored?
You need enough space to fit items. But you’ll also need cabinets that would be able to handle the weight of whatever you’re going to be storing inside.
Power tools are very heavy. Take a look at the metal that is in the hinges and bolts of the storage systems. They influence how much weight can be handled as well. If they’re something tough like aluminum or titanium, you’re good to go.
Who Are You Working With?
When it comes to garage storage cabinets, you have to be very careful of who you’re going to be working with. You could be spending an arm and a leg on someone to build you custom units. But they’re not experts, so the final product doesn’t look good and is not durable.
Do your research. Something that’ll help you find the right person would be speaking with people who’ve had cabinets installed. They’ll give you a more honest review of specific contractors than what you see online.
Are You Going the Steel Route?
It’s not uncommon to see cabinets for garages being made from steel. You might be thinking of going this route, but you’re advised not to unless you research the steel you’re getting. It’s very common for the imported kind to be made from recycled metal.
As a result, the cabinets would not be able to handle that much weight. They might rust too.
How Customized Are You Going?
Going for custom systems would improve property value the appearance of the garage would be improved, and space would be optimized the best. But did you customize the cabinets as well as you could have? Make sure that they complement everything in the vicinity. Think of a design feature that’ll help it tie in with the appearance of the inside of your home too.
What did you think about all the points we discussed? Adding a cabinet system would greatly improve the space. You’d make the property value go up, as you could transform the garage into a work area or a gym.
How good of a job you’ll have done would be influenced by your budget. To save cash, go modular.