If you have a garage, then you know how easy is it to simply store things in there that you do not have space for in your home. Over time, it is far too easy for these items to take over the garage and even prevent you from placing your car inside. To conquer garage clutter, you will need garage cabinets. Here are three questions to ask yourself before you invest in garage cabinets, to ensure you make the right decision on garage cabinet installation.
- DO I HAVE SPACE FOR GARAGE CABINETS?
There are many styles of garage cabinets, from small cabinets designed to mount under a workbench to tall cabinets that offer vertical storage space. Before you pick out your cabinets, it is important to consider the size of your garage and what style of cabinet you can accommodate.
Garage cabinets come in a range of standard depths of 16″-24″ deep for lower cabinets, 12″ deep for wall-mounted cabinets, and 16″-24″ deep for tall cabinets. Typical cabinet widths are 24”, 36”, and 48”. Tall garage cabinets generally range in height from: 84”-96” while lower cabinets are usually 34.5″ tall. Wall-mounted cabinets come in the widest range of heights, with sizes from 12″ to 42″ available.
- DO I HAVE TIME TO INSTALL GARAGE CABINETS ON MY OWN?
While you can hang garage cabinets yourself, it takes a lot of time to measure, prepare for, and install cabinets. Add the time spent putting together cabinets and you are looking at a week off work, or months’ worth of weekend days. Is this really a valuable investment of your time just to save costs?
- AM I QUALIFIED TO INSTALL GARAGE CABINETS ON MY OWN?
Accuracy is key when it comes to mounting cabinets. If you do not mount them evenly, they will look funny. If hardware is not securely and evenly attached, cabinet doors can fall off. After all the time you spent, your cabinets can fall apart in months if you lack precision, attention to detail, and home repair skills. If you have not built furniture or cabinets before, you will struggle mightily to perform the installation properly, and may fail.
Unless you happen to be an expert carpenter, your best bet is hiring someone to build and install garage cabinets for you. Trying to do it alone will cause you severe stress and may result in poorly hung cabinets that do not meet your storage needs. It’s simple to request a free Baltimore garage cabinet installation quote and find out how affordable the garage cabinets could be.