- Why are garage cabinets off the floor?
- How much are garage cabinets? How much do garage cabinets cost?
- How deep are garage cabinets?
- How tall are garage cabinets?
- How to install garage cabinets? How to install garage cabinets off the floor? How to hang garage cabinets?
- Which garage cabinets are best? What is the best garage storage system?
- Where to buy garage cabinets?
- Where to buy cheap garage cabinets?
- How to organize garage storage?
Below are the answers to common questions about garage cabinets. We also have a much more in-depth explanation about costs, materials, construction, shipping times, and styles of garage cabinets that we suggest you read if you are currently shopping for them. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Why are garage cabinets off the floor?
When you pull your car into your garage, rain or snow may be on the car. That water can puddle up on the floor of the garage, so by having your cabinets raised off the floor you won't accumulate that water inside the cabinet. Garage cabinets are also often off the floor so they are easier to clean under. If the cabinets are on legs, you can sweep under them. If they are on caster wheels, you can roll them out, hose out the area, and roll them back. When the cabinets are on legs, or have a toe kick, they usually also have leveling feet under them so you can adjust the cabinets to line up evenly with the turn of a screw.
How much are garage cabinets? How much do garage cabinets cost?
As with anything, the cost of garage cabinets will vary depending on the materials used and the construction. Also keep in mind shipping costs can add up, especially when the cabinets are pre-assembled so we're basically shipping you a box of air. If you're looking for inexpensive cabinets, you'll want to look at options in MDF. If you're looking for top of the line cabinets, you'll want powder coated aluminum. If you want strong cabinets at a reasonable price you'll want to look at steel. As with kitchen cabinets, or buying a car, the costs of the cabinets will vary greatly, so it's best to have a budget in mind before you start shopping for them.
How deep are garage cabinets?
Although there is no standard depth, typically garage cabinets are around 20 inches deep for base cabinets or a garage closest and 15 inches for an upper cabinet that would hang from the wall. The depth will vary on the cabinet line, and custom sizes can be made.
How tall are garage cabinets?
Although there is no standard height, typically garage cabinets that are on the floor with their tops used as a work surface are around 35 inches tall. Closet type cabinets are typically around 80 inches tall. Wall hung garage cabinets are usually around 24 inches tall. This will vary depending on the cabinet manufacturer, and custom sizes can also be made.
How to install garage cabinets? How to install garage cabinets off the floor? How to hang garage cabinets?
Although each cabinet line may have their own way of being installed, there are some general suggestions with installing garage cabinets. It's usually easiest to fix horizontal boards to the wall, like 2x4's, and attach the cabinets to the boards. How the horizontal boards are attached to the wall will depend on the type of material the wall is made from, but once the boards are attached, you will know that you have a solid place to screw the cabinet to the wall. Most cabinets that sit on the ground do not need any support from a wall. Tall closet cabinets that are loaded top heavy, or base cabinets that have long extending drawers, may become tippy so fixing them to a wall will prevent them from tipping over. Obviously suspended wall cabinets are secured to the wall. Once the horizontal boards are attached to the wall, you won't have to worry about lining up screw holes with studs or having issues with concrete anchors grabbing, it'll just be a matter of screwing the cabinets to the wood boards.
Which garage cabinets are best? What is the best garage storage system?
The best garage cabinets are made from powder coated aluminum. They are the equivalent of built in tool boxes that become a permanent fixture in your home or shop.
Where to buy garage cabinets?
We carry many different lines of garage cabinets from different manufacturers. This allows us to put you into the garage cabinet line that best suits your needs. We have been selling garage cabinets since 2006 and are very familiar with the different cabinets, their construction, and the manufacturers. We're not trying to sell you on a specific brand of cabinets, we have many different ones to choose from, and often make custom cabinets for our customers.
Where to buy cheap garage cabinets?
We carry an inexpensive yet very durable line of garage cabinets made from MDF with a thermal fused laminate. These are much stronger than a kitchen cabinet, but less expensive than a metal cabinet. We have done our research, and cabinets that are less expensive than this line are not built with the intention of being used in a garage. There are also some metal cabinets being sold that take a nice picture, but they are so thin they feel almost like aluminum foil. So keep in mind what you're trying to achieve and invest in your home wisely.
How to organize garage storage?
To avoid injury, start with putting the heavy objects on the bottom shelves and in the bottom drawers of your cabinets. This will both make the cabinet more stable, less likely to tip over, and avoid strain on yourself when you need to retrieve the object. Think about where you are most likely to use the objects you are storing. Car cleaning supplies are usually stored by the garage door, since you are most likely to pull your car into the driveway and walk into the garage to grab the cleaning supplies as you need them to clean the car. Objects you use less frequently, like camping tents and sleeping bags, are usually stored on the top shelves in the hardest to access places in your garage since you will be able to plan ahead before you need to access them. Tools are usually stored in an easy access area, so when you need a screwdriver you don't have to pull your car out of the garage to get one. Take a good look at what you're currently storing in your garage, and think of when you need it, then plan your garage organization accordingly.