Tool Cabinets Buyers Guide
In our last blog post, we have provided guidelines on how to choose garage cabinets and learn about the different materials from which they are made. In this article, we will discuss the features and options that best cabinets have and provide some thoughtful considerations before choosing one.
Garage Cabinet Features
What makes a garage cabinet well suited for the role that it will play in your garage organization scheme? Definitely, it’s the different features that cabinet possesses. Some of these features are:
- Corner cabinets: This type is really good when you want to use the idle space that you have in the corner of your garage.
- Off-the-floor cabinets: Off-the-floor garage cabinets have legs which lifts the cabinet above the floor keeping away from water and moisture.
- Rolling cabinets: Rolling cabinets are advanced version of off-the-floor cabinets. They keep the cabinets away from water and also allow you to easily move the cabinets as they are placed on wheels. Some types have locking mechanism which keeps the cabinets in place when there is no need to move them.
- Metal Cabinets: When you have a metal tool cabinets, not only is it durable, you will also have the option to attach magnetic tool organizers to the sides and save space. For instance if you have a lot of sockets, you can attach a magnetic socket holder to the sides of the cabinet.
Considerations before buying
- Be mindful of load capacity: Make sure not to overload the cabinets. When choosing a new garage cabinet look for load ratings and load capacity for both the shelving and the cabinet box. This indicates how much weight the cabinet can hold.
- Get the right counter/work top depth: The standard depth for kitchen cabinets is 24 inches. However, you may not have that much space in your garage. Hence, for narrower spaces look for a base cabinet with 16 or 12-inch depth.
- You also want a tool cabinet that will fit all your tool holders. This allows your to organize all your sockets, wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers all in one place.
- Remember the car door swing: A common mistake is that many people do not consider the space needed to open and close the car doors. Leave enough space for your car door to be easily operated.
- Get robust shelving: The thickness of shelves is different for different cabinets. Usually, ticker the shelves, more weight the shelves can hold up.
- Look for garage cabinets with back panels: Besides that, it looks great when your cabinets have back panels, it also prevents stuff from falling out. This is principally useful when you place your cabinets against unfinished or uneven garage walls.
- Think about whether you need locking provisions: Take a moment and think if you will need your cabinets with locks or not. Sometimes being able to lock the cabinets is advantageous for many reasons: be it to keep your tools and belongings secure or to keep any hazardous material out of reach from kids.
Well, choosing a garage cabinet is not an easy task. But by making a plan what you need, taking into consideration the specifications of your garage and following our guide will help you to accomplish this task without trouble.