Should You Invest in Garage Cabinets?

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You spend a lot of time in the garage during the summer, working on cars, finishing up house projects, and repairing things like the kids’ bikes or the lawnmower. One thing you may have noticed is that your garage could use a bit more storage space, and one of the easiest ways to accomplish this is through new cabinets. At EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, there’s nothing we love more than a simple storage solution, and with the right cabinets, you can keep your garage clean and organized for years to come. For any of those items that can’t be put into a cabinet, we can help you find the perfect self-storage unit at a great price. Visit one of our locations today to learn more!

What Type of Cabinets Are Best?

There are a number of garage cabinet options out there, and it can be difficult to know which ones are right for your garage. You might love the look of upright metal cabinets, but you may not be as excited about the price tag. If you’re okay with spending a bit more, metal cabinets can be the way to go, as they’ll last for a long time and provide the storage space you need.

Wooden and plastic cabinets are also a possibility, but it’s important to make sure they’re durable enough for what you need to store in them. It’s easy to go to your local hardware or home goods store and pick up plastic shelves or cabinets, but if you’re going to be storing heavy items such as power tools in them, they may not be strong enough to handle the weight. Wooden cabinets can pose the same problem, as well as having predetermined shelf heights that can’t be adjusted.

Repurposing Cabinets

If you consider yourself somewhat of a do-it-yourself kind of person, then you might be thinking about repurposing some old kitchen or bathroom cabinets in the garage. This can be a perfectly acceptable option, as long as the cabinets are sturdy enough to hold the items you want to store, as we mentioned above. Another thing to consider is whether or not your garage is climate-controlled. Heat, humidity, and moisture can wreak havoc on old wooden kitchen cabinets after they’ve been placed in the garage, not to mention they can be attractive to certain pests.

You’ll also want to think about how clean and uniform you want your repurposed garage cabinets to look. Mismatched cabinets aren’t often very aesthetically pleasing, and while they may provide the storage you need in the garage, you might not like how they look hanging on the wall.

Putting Items Into Self-Storage

Regardless of which cabinets you decide to use in the garage, there are going to be items that simply don’t fit on a shelf or in a drawer. You can store all of your power and hand tools in them, as well as some smaller outdoor items and sports equipment, but what about your patio furniture or camping gear? If you’re trying to create more space in the garage by putting up cabinets, but larger items such as patio chairs are still taking up too much room on the garage floor, we can help. We can show you which self-storage units we have available, and you can rent one for as long as you need.

Visit Us Today

If you’re in the middle of putting up garage cabinets, or you’re at the point where you’ve decided which cabinets you’re going to install, EZ Storage® can help you find the ideal self-storage space for anything you need to move out of the way. If you have seasonal items that you want to store while you renovate the garage, or there are items you want to put into storage on a long-term basis, our team is ready to help. With three locations across the greater Pittsburgh area, we make it easy to find a unit that’s close to home.

Visit us now to get started!