For most homes, the garage is simple storage space. Aside from cars, it's used to store things like holiday decorations, kids toys, and gardening tools. These aren't necessarily heavy items, but bulky things that are nice to have if they are easily accessible. For these types of garages, we suggest going with a thick wood based cabinet that has a heavy laminate. These are great looking cabinets coming in a wide array of colors that are relatively inexpensive. It's very common to line an entire wall with tall wood cabinets, lockers with shelving inside, giving you a huge amount of new storage space with doors to close and hide everything away.
For the handyman, they usually want something a bit sturdier for their garage because of the heavy tools and equipment they tend to collect. A metal cabinet that can support the weight of multiple power tools, even with cabinets that are mounted to the wall overhead. There are three types of metals typically used in garage cabinets: aluminum, steel, and stainless steel.
Aluminum is a great metal to use in garage cabinets because it doesn't rust or corrode. We carry a few different cabinet lines made from aluminum that vary greatly in cost. The most cost effective way to have aluminum cabinets in your garage is to have them built from diamond plate. Diamond plate is made from aluminum with a raised tread pattern and polished to a shiny finish. These cabinets are made here in the USA. They are fully welded aluminum diamond plate, and a great value for a cabinet built to last. Their sparkle also adds a great touch to any dark garage.
The other option for aluminum cabinets is at the other end of the price spectrum. They are also the nicest garage cabinets that money can buy. Used by many race teams in their shops and trailers, these cabinets are made to take a beating. The units are built as one giant piece, manufactured by some of the most high tech equipment available in the United States. If you'd like, we can even generate computer aided drawings of these cabinets in your garage so that you can see exactly how they'll lay out before they're built. Everything can be custom done with these cabinets, even right down to matching their powder coat color to your car. If you have a real shop, laboratory, or just want to have the best garage cabinets money can buy, these are them. Give us a call at 800-736-9308 if you'd like a free computer aided drawing of your space with these cabinets. These are built in tool boxes for your home or shop that will last forever.
Steel is stronger than aluminum so it also makes a great material for garage cabinets. We offer a few different cabinet lines made from steel. Most come with a power coated finish to prevent any rust. Powder coat is stronger than paint. It is applied to the steel electrostatically so that it is even across the entire surface of the cabinet, inside and out. Then the powder coat it baked on in giant ovens. This produces a finish on the cabinet that is much stronger than paint. Unless you really scratch deeply into the powder coat to expose the steel, powder coat will keep your steel cabinets rust free.
The most cost effective steel cabinet we have come in a powder coated silver or gray finish. These cabinets come with many different size options so that you can have the exact configuration you want in your garage. The kits we offer in this lineup can be re-arranged almost any way you'd like, often people purchase a full kit, add many in a few more cabinets, then fit them best to their space. We also have guys on staff here that can help you with re-arranging these cabinets to best fit in your garage or shop, just give us a call at 800-736-9308
For the steel cabinets that suit most guys needs, we recommend fully welded cabinets with piano hinges, heavy duty casters and bumpers, and ball bearing slide drawers. Made in the USA, these cabinets are built to be permanently mounted in your garage and improve your property value overnight. All of these cabinets feature a black steel powder coated back with your choice of colors in doors: red, sandstone, black, or stainless steel. These cabinets come in two different wall mounted sizes, two different locker configurations, and two different base cabinet configurations. These are very large very heavy cabinets that add an enormous amount of space to your garage because they really can take the weight of most objects that are usually stored on the ground. With the matching butcher board workbench for the base cabinets to roll under, this is the lineup for the handyman who likes a clean garage.
Stainless steel is an incredible metal, and it's reflected in the price. The proper stainless steel will not rust and is very strong. We do offer some solid stainless steel cabinets, and they are built to outlast our grandchildren, but they are usually too industrial for most applications. If you need a full stainless steel cabinet it's often in areas that are constantly in contact with water like cleaning stations.
For a less expensive options we have polished stainless steel cabinets that incorporate an aluminum frame. This gives you the look and durability of polish stainless steel, with the same anti-corrosive properties of aluminum, at a reasonable cost for some incredible looking cabinets. The polished stainless steel gives you a mirrored finish like no other metal, and lining your garage with these cabinets creates an instant showroom.
If you want the look of the stainless steel, but not the cost, we also offer powder coated steel backed cabinets with stainless steel doors. These cabinets are mentioned above, the cost effective steel and gray powder coated cabinets also have the option of a stainless steel door. The steel cabinets with the red, sandstone, and black doors also have a stainless steel door option.
As you can see, there are many options when it comes to putting cabinets in your garage. It's honestly best to give us a call right here in Chicago at 800-736-9308. We're a bunch of car guys who have set up thousands of garages all over the world and can help you set up your garage no matter what your budget or expectations.
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