Whether your garage is a workspace, a hangout room, or a jam-packed storage area, organization is the key to getting the best use out of your space.
Without a dedicated approach to organization, a garage quickly becomes crowded and messy. On the other hand, effective storage units can open up a garage’s floor space, transforming a cramped storage area into an organized, pleasant place to spend time.
If you need a permanent garage storage solution that’s both practical and attractive, go with custom wood cabinets. Wood cabinets provide enclosed, vertical storage space and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and configurations.
In the sections below, we’ll highlight these five options for custom wood garage cabinets:
- Modular wood cabinets
- Workbench integrated wood cabinets
- Vertical storage cabinets
- Corner cabinets with rotating shelves
- Overhead sliding door cabinets
Modular Wood Cabinets
Modular cabinets are a type of cabinet that includes pieces that you can interchange to suit various purposes. They can also refer to cabinets that are intended to fit in a variety of spaces and can be repurposed as the needs of your home change.
High-quality modular cabinets are made with sturdy, durable wood that can withstand the hazards of a busy garage, such as moisture damage, bruising, and scratching. Modular designs are pre-made but come in a variety of sizes and shapes, along with features like drawers, hooks, and adjustable shelves.
Modular cabinets are also designed to be easy to reconfigure. Standalone cabinets can easily be uninstalled and rearranged if your storage needs evolve over time.
Workbench Integrated Cabinets
Workbench integrated cabinets are cabinets built in underneath a workbench. This approach eliminates wasted space and makes it possible to keep your most needed items within arm’s reach of your workspace.
The main objectives for workbench cabinets are functionality and durability. These cabinets should be designed to fit securely within a workbench for safe, easy access. Extra helpful features might include lighting, power outlets, and built-in organizers.
Meanwhile, workbench cabinets should be built to withstand heavy use. That means strong hardwood construction and sealed finishes to prevent scratches, stains, and moisture damage.
Vertical Storage Cabinets
A vertical storage cabinet contains several sections or shelves aligned vertically to minimize the use of floor space. Or, a vertical cabinet may consist of one long section, perfect for storing items such as long-handled tools.
These tall cabinets are ideal for maximizing the use of wall space in small rooms. While enhancing the use of space, vertical cabinets can also be made with sleek, minimalist designs that offer aesthetic appeal.
Extra features for vertical storage cabinets may include pull-out racks, pegboards, and removable shelving. You can customize these as needed to help better tailor its functionality to suit the way that you intend to use them.
Corner Cabinets with Rotating Shelves
Corner space is often wasted since most storage units aren’t built to occupy corners without taking up extra space so that their doors can open. However, in a small space like a garage, it’s important to use corners efficiently.
To fill your garage’s corners without killing adjacent space, there are corner cabinets with rotating shelves. This design is installed on a right angle to fill both sides of a corner. The door contains an internal hinge so that it can maintain a corner shape when closed and fold inward to open up. The cabinet’s shelves rotate to exit the cabinet for easy access, then spin back in when you want to close the door.
Corner cabinets with rotating shelves are perfect for maximizing corner space while providing extra storage capacity. Design considerations include integration with adjacent wall cabinets and the use of strong shelves for holding the sort of heavy items that are typically stored in garages.
Overhead Sliding Door Cabinets
A sliding door cabinet opens by shifting a door left to right, rather than swinging it open. These cabinets are ideal for small rooms and tight spots, since they can be open and closed without requiring any extra space.
Sliding door cabinets are great for optimizing space in corners, overhead, and anywhere that room is limited. The main considerations for this style are making sure that the sliding mechanisms are well-made and that the wood is strong enough for heavy storage.
Custom designs for this cabinet style can match the finish, color, and style of walls and ceilings to form a seamless aesthetic. Or, you could also use a door material like glass if you want to be able to see into the cabinet before opening it.
Get Custom Wood Garage Cabinets for Your East Idaho Home
If you’re interested in upgrading the storage space in your garage or any other room in your house, Jorgensen Cabinets can help. Using the finest woods, we design, craft, and install cabinets for East Idaho homeowners. To discuss custom cabinets for your Idaho home, contact Jorgensen Cabinets today.