Best Garage Cabinets to Optimize Your Garage Space

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 19, 2018
Does your garage lately remind you more of a dumping ground than a place where you can work on your projects in comfort? If so, then it’s time to get one of the best garage cabinets to declutter your garage and get the most out of its space. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

Both the frame and the shelves of this cabinet are made of extra durable composite material resistant to scratches, dents, and rust. The resin shelves are reinforced with metal ribs to increase the weight capacity.

CONS

No door locks (can be installed optionally).

OUR VERDICT

This model has no peers in terms of weight capacity and can carry an impressive load of up to 1000 lbs. It’s a real find for workshops that store hefty and heavy items like metal hardware, tools, and all sorts of heavy equipment.

detailed parameters
Installation

Floor 

Frame Material

Resin 

Drawers/ Shelves

4 height-adjustable shelves 

Weight Capacity

Up to 200 lbs per shelf

1000 lbs total (including the bottom)

Dimensions

30" x 20.25" x 72"  

Extras

Upper and lower latches, Padlock-ready doors (padlock not included)

Warranty

10 years 

PROS

4 heavy-duty wheels will ensure a no-hassle and easy handling of the cabinet even when it’s fully loaded. The casters move silently, are wear-resistant and cause no damage to the flooring. 

CONS

The cabinet is a bit wobbly. 

OUR VERDICT

Fitted with three 600 sq.inch shelves, the Ultra HD is a generously sized cabinet that offers enough storage space to accommodate a great number of household tools and supplies. It will perfectly suit not only garages but also DIY workshops, laundry rooms, closets, and store rooms. With it you'll be able to organize your storage the best way you see it fit.

detailed parameters
Installation

Floor 

Frame Material

Steel 

Drawers/ Shelves

3 height-adjustable shelves

Weight Capacity

Up to 150 lbs per shelf

750 lbs total (including the bottom)

Dimensions

36" x 18" x 72"

Extras

Key locking doors, 4 wheels (2 with brakes), Bottom corner bumpers

Warranty

1 year 

PROS

Leveler legs will let you accurately level the cabinet on any surface which is highly convenient for premises with uneven flooring and is especially important for horizontal storage of high-precise gauges.

CONS

Somewhat laborious assembly. 

OUR VERDICT

If you need an affordable and practical cabinet to better organize your workplace or add functionality to your garage storage, the Gladiator will tick all the boxes in your checklist. Featuring a sliding drawer, it will securely keep all easy-to-lose small-sized supplies in one place. 

detailed parameters
Installation

Floor 

Frame Material

Steel 

Drawers/ Shelves

1 height-adjustable shelf

1 drawer

Weight Capacity

Up to 45 lbs per shelf and 30 lbs per drawer

300 lbs total (including the bottom, drawer, and tabletop)

Dimensions

28" x 18" x 31"

Extras

Key locking doors, Leveler legs 

Warranty

10 years 

PROS

A wide grab handle paired with locking casters makes moving the cabinet a breeze. You will easily roll the unit over doorsteps and carpet edges while bottom corner bumpers will prevent wall damages in case of accidental bumps.

CONS

The doors feel a little flimsy. 

OUR VERDICT

With a solid tabletop made of thick ¾” maple, the Serville storage cabinet cleverly combines functionality with stylish design. It will seamlessly fit not only into your garage or workshop but also into any minimalistic, modern or industrial style interior.

detailed parameters
Installation

Floor 

Frame Material

Steel, Wood

Drawers/ Shelves

1 height-adjustable shelf  

Weight Capacity

Up to 75 lbs per shelf

300 lbs total (including the bottom and tabletop)

Dimensions

28” x 18” x 34.5"

Extras

Key locking doors, 4 wheels (2 with brakes), Grab handle, Bottom corner bumpers

Warranty

1 year 

PROS

The cabinet comes with pre-drilled mounting holes on its back wall and the package also includes all the needed hardware to mount the unit on the wall quickly and without a hassle. 

CONS

Poor assembly instructions. 

OUR VERDICT

Despite its truly compact dimensions, this cabinet from Homak will come in handy for storing small hardware items and expendables and make a great addition to a home workshop. And thanks to several installation options, it’s a great choice for concise spaces and small garages that double as workshops. 

detailed parameters
Installation

Wall, Tabletop, Floor 

Frame Material

Steel 

Drawers/ Shelves

2 height-adjustable shelves 

Weight Capacity

Up to 22 lbs per shelf

66 lbs total (including the bottom) 

Dimensions

27" x 11.75" x 27"

Extras

Key locking doors 

Warranty

3 years 

Suncast Commercial BMCCPD7204

Hard as Iron

The best furniture and storage systems for workshops, garages, and any industrial premises are traditionally considered those made of steel. And for a good reason. Steel is extremely durable and impact-proof material perfectly suitable for commercial conditions. That said, there is something that scores better than steel. And it's not even metal. Though this might sound unconvincing to you right now, you will surely change your mind once you get yourself the Suncast Commercial BMCCPD7204 cabinet.

This model boasts a super rigid construction, made entirely of heavy-duty resin, a material known best for its high density, excellent resistance to deformations, rusting, warping, chipping, and denting, and light weight. Plus, this cabinet is blow-molded which gives it added stability and strength. You can safely place it in your garage or even outdoors and worry not that it might be bent or get deformed due to weather or physical impact. The Suncast Commercial BMCCPD7204 cabinet perfectly withstands bending and can resist moisture, humidity, and heat. However, because it's not watertight, make sure to not expose it to rain.

The Suncast Commercial BMCCPD7204 cabinet comes fitted with padlock-ready handles to avoid unwanted access and prevent kids from unlocking the cabinet doors, and upper and lower red latches for added security and peace of mind. Inside the cabinet are 4 height-adjustable shelves on which you can store both bulky and small items. Each shelf can handle up to 200 lbs, which is truly impressive for this type of commercial furniture. Add to that the fact that all of its shelves are reinforced with metal and its overall weight capacity is 1000 lbs, and you get a reliable product that will hold to whatever you place inside it.

Review of Suncast Commercial BMCCPD7204 Commercial Blow Molded Tall Cabinet in 4 Shelf

Designed With Style in Mind

Commercial-grade storage systems often look pretty bulky and awkward due to wobbly constructions, squared-off edges, protruding handles, and flimsy doors. Yet, it is not the case with the Suncast cabinet. This model stands out for its sleek, modern design that, while being industrial, doesn't look rough. With its smooth lines, well-rounded edges, handles in flush with the door surface, noble graphite-black color housing, and a decorative stamped pattern on door panels, this cabinet looks nice and even elegant. It won’t encumber the space and will help create an attractive and comfortable working environment. You can pair it with other cabinets form the same brand range and set up a single-style storage system.

Combining unmatched performance characteristics with stylish design, the Suncast Commercial BMCCPD7204 blow-molded cabinet will add functionality and convenience to any garage and workshop space.

Suncast Commercial BMCCPD7204 Commercial Blow Molded Tall Cabinet in 4 Shelf in the use

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UltraHD UHD16236B

Capacious and Sturdy Organizer

Need a reliable and capacious cabinet to organize your garage space or workshop in a smarter and neater way? Look no further. The UltraHD tall storage cabinet will fit the bill.

Its all-steel cabinet construction is highly durable and sturdy. Not only can it withstand heavy loads but also it is not prone to bending and deformations like cheaper models. A powder-coated frame and doors with a brand-specific UltraGuard™ coating resist fingerprints perfectly and will look neat and almost brand-new even if you use it extensively for several years. Plus, this cabinet is damage-, rust- and corrosion- proof which adds to its longevity.

Behind the dual doors are 3 shelves, each offering 600 sq.inches of storage area and capable of holding up to 150 lbs of weight. In total you get 2400 sq. inches of additional vertical storage with an overall weight capacity of 750 lbs, including the bottom one. All three shelves are height adjustable which allows you to organize the cabinet space so that it meets your specific needs. As a result, the cabinet can provide enough room to accommodate various tools (mostly average sized), bins, baskets, boxes, bottles, flasks, cans, file holders, and other household stuff. Plus, the inner side of the doors can serve as a board for magnetic holders or pinning some important notes.

Aside from that, the UltraHD tall storage cabinet is very mobile. The construction comes equipped with 4 solid 5” caster wheels, with two wheels being lockable to let you keep the cabinet securely in place. Meanwhile, if you need to move it, it's very easy to do. Thanks to the wheels, all you really need is to release the brakes and roll the whole thing in the direction where you want to place it.

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No-sweat Assembly

The UltraHD cabinet is arguably the easiest-to-assemble piece of furniture. Even if you've never assembled furniture before, putting the UltraHD cabinet together won't make you break in sweat. In fact, all you will need is a screwdriver (which comes already included in the package) and a little of your time. To make your life easier all panels of the unit bear clear directions as to what panel goes where, and all small parts are packed in individual bags so you do not mix them with other stuff. The screws and the instructions on installation are also present.

Easy to assemble, durable, portable, capacious, and neat, the UltraHD floor cabinet will look appropriate in all sorts of environments - from household garages, hobby areas, laundry rooms, closets, and storerooms to offices, automotive repair shops, cleaning services and other utility premises.

UltraHD UHD16236B Tall Storage Cabinet - Stainless Steel in the use

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Gladiator GAGB28KDYG

A Clever Storage Solution

If you are a handyman engaged in repair works around your house on a regular basis or are into some sort of crafts related to a number of small parts or tools, like modeling or painting, for example, you know firsthand how important it is to keep all those tiny items in one place and always have them at hand. Need a practical and smart solution to better organize your workplace or hobby area? If so, the Gladiator modular gearbox is definitely worth a try.

With the dimensions of 28" x 18" x 31", this model will easily find its place in any corner of your workshop, garage or basement. It will perfectly fit under your work table and can also serve as a worktop itself. More than that, by putting two or more cabinets side to side, you can create a convenient and functional work spot near the wall or even a work isle, if your garage is large enough.

In contrast to other similar models, the Gladiator offers not only shelved storage but also a sliding drawer to keep small-sized essentials handy and well-organized. The drawer can endure the load of 30 lbs and a single shelf can hold the load up to 45 lbs. Meanwhile, the maximum total weight the cabinet can handle equals 300 lbs, subject to even load distribution on the entire construction including the top and the bottom.

Most garage cabinets come equipped with lockable doors for better security, and this model is no exception to the rule: it features both key locking doors and a drawer. On top of that, it has leveler legs that will allow you to accurately level it up on the surface. This is convenient not only for premises with uneven flooring but also for storing high-precise gauges that must be kept in upright position. The best thing is: it's possible to turn this cabinet into a portable construction by replacing its legs with casters (can be bought separately). So it's a really versatile workstation.

Review of Gladiator GAGB28KDYG Ready-to-Assemble 3/4 Door Modular GearBox

Quality Beyond Any Doubt

Manufacturers of industrial and commercial-grade furniture always claim that their product are extra durable and have the strength to beat. What they do, however, is only provide you with figures that are to be checked after a purchase. That's where the Gladiator cabinets stand out. Behind their performance characteristics stand numerous rigorous tests, which gives them the edge over their rivals while giving you the confidence that you buy high-quality products. The folk at Gladiator run various tests, testing their cabinets under extreme temperatures, salt sprays, and high humidity levels, to ensure they meet the highest performance specifications. All made of first-class steel and powder-coated for anti-rust and anti-corrosion protection, the Gladiator GAGB28KDYG can withstand bad weather and harsh conditions, showing no sings of tear and wear for a long time. Plus, it is offered with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty, which proves its quality's beyond any doubt.

Convenient, functional, and highly reliable, the Gladiator GAGB28KDYG modular gearbox will become a real find for any do-it-yourselfer and hobbyist striving to create an organized, customized, and comfortable workspace.

Gladiator GAGB28KDYG Ready-to-Assemble 3/4 Door Modular GearBox in the use

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Seville Classics UHD20227B

More Than a Garage Cabinet

Tall storage cabinets made of durable powder-coated steel or heavy-duty resin are sturdy, solid, and reliable, allowing you to keep a lot of different items in one place and storing hefty pieces of equipment out of sight. Yet, because most of those bigger models are designed specifically for garages, storerooms, and workshops, they are quite large and occupy a lot of space. However, sometimes, what we need is not size but a combo of robustness and practicality. If this sounds like something you're looking for, turn your eyes to the Seville Classics UHD20227B storage cabinet.

First off, the unit features a durable and rigid metal frame and doors made of premium 20 gauge steel and powder coated for anti-corrosion protection. The top is a whole-wood slab of maple hardwood; smoothly polished and specifically coated to resist moisture, it is an ideal work surface. Inside the cabinet is one adjustable shelf which you can place how you like to optimize the inner space. The shelf is stainless steel and can handle a load up to 75 lbs. Meanwhile, an overall weight capacity of the cabinet, including the bottom and the tabletop, is 300 lbs. With all this, the Seville Classics UHD20227B can be a perfect match for any garage or workshop, and can even double as a workbench for some smaller projects.

Apart from functionality, this cabinet has a nice appearance. A combo of silver-coated body and light wooden top makes it look less commercial and allows seamlessly fitting it into any minimalistic, modern, industrial or loft-style interior. You can use it as a functional piece of furniture in your home office, kitchen, den, or a man cave in your basement.

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Enjoy the Ultimate Portability

Along with functional and stylish design comes the benefit of portability. 4 rubberized casters with two 2 lockable wheels ensure that the Seville Classics cabinet stands firmly on the ground, and can be easily wheeled to another location when necessary. Though there are many portable garage cabinets on the market, most of them appear quite difficult to move, especially when full. The folk at Seville Classics decided to solve this issue by fitting the cabinet with a wide grab handle, making it possible to simply roll the cabinet over things and obstacles. Thanks to this, you can easily move it wherever you need without a hassle and even use it as a cart for outdoor parties and BBQs. To prevent damage to the construction, the manufacturer fitted it with bottom corner bumpers.

The combination of robustness, functionality, stylish design and portability makes this rolling cabinet quite one-of-a-kind. So if you need a multi-purpose thing rather than a mere garage cabinet, the Seville Classics cabinet will fit the bill.

Seville Classics UHD20227B Rolling Storage Cabinet in the use

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Homak GS00727021

Compactness Paired With Versatility

A large and spacious garage is rather a privilege than a common thing. Most people (especially those residing in townhouses and condos) have garages limited in space and use them not only for parking but also for DIY projects and repair works, which complicates the storage of things. This is where compactness comes out on top of the list. If you're one of those people who owns tons of tools but is limited in space, you will definitely appreciate a wall-mounted solution - the Homak GS00727021 cabinet.

What is easy to see from the first glance is that this cabinet is much smaller than most other models. With 27" x 11.75" x 27" dimensions it is lower and less deep and can easily go into most tight and concise spaces. However, do not let its compact size fool you into thinking that it lacks functionality. The Homak GS00727021 features 2 height-adjustable shelves that can be rearranged to customize the inner space for your needs, and can endure a pretty heavy load. The capacity of each shelf, including the bottom one, is 22 lbs, which makes 66 lbs in total, enough for storing most essentials a handyman needs.

The remarkable advantage of the Homak GS00727021 is that it can be installed in several ways: placed on a table or floor, or mounted on a wall. All necessary hardware is included in a purchase, plus the cabinet comes with pre-drilled holes for wall mounting. With the Homak, it will be easy to organize the storage space wisely and get more out of your small garage.

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A Thought-out Design for the Ultimate Usability

Functionality and versatility aside, the Homak cabinet is also distinguished by its well-thought-out and solid design. It is made entirely of high-grade steel. Yet, it's rather lightweight, thanks to the 2mm thick body and 2.5 mm thick frame. As a result, it's not susceptible to deformations and easy to handle overall.

Like in many other metal cabinets, all component parts in this cabinet are powder coated which helps maximize its service life. The tubular locks on the doors offer about 100 combinations, allowing you to keep the cabinet securely closed and safely store your hammers, screwdrivers, nails, screws, nuts and other tools out of children's reach. Plus, there are strong magnets, so if you don't lock the doors, they will be shut by themselves, handy if you install the cabinet in a trailer or RV.

Last but not least, the cabinet sides and doors are smooth and have no protruding parts such as handles and screw heads. This further expands the installation options and lets you stack two cabinets or hang them flush with one another to create a modular system fully meeting your garage or workshop storage needs.

Thanks to several installation options and a sleek thought-out design, planning the space with the Homak is a piece of cake. No matter how small or large the area you have at your disposal, you will make the best of it.

Homak GS00727021 2 Door Wall Cabinet with 2 Shelves, Steel in the use

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What Is a Garage Cabinet?

Today, a garage is part and parcel of almost any household. Attached or detached, a modern garage is far more than just a place to park your vehicle. A garage also serves as a workshop and a storage area for a variety of household stuff, from tools and chemicals to sports gear and garden equipment. Yet, the garage space is often under-utilized since numerous items, units, and tools are stored in bulk, turning the whole area into a complete mess. This is where garage cabinets come in handy.

Coming in a variety of shapes and sizes and normally installed along the walls and in the corners, these pieces of industrial-grade furniture will help you maximize your garage space and cleverly use every single inch of it. Not only will these specifically designed cabinet systems turn your packed-to-the-rafters garage into an organized space that you can actually use, they will also save you time by keeping your stuff handy and money you'd spend on buying the items you already own but cannot find.

To make your home garage a safe and clean storage area as well as well-organized space, we recommend adding a garage vacuum and a garage heater to your household arsenal.

What Features to Compare

Garage storage systems range from simple hanging shelves and racks to workbenches, slat walls, closed cabinets, and sophisticated all-in-one garage systems. In this review, we will stay with the cabinets that also come in a variety of sizes and designs. To help you figure out what cabinet will match your garage space and fit your needs best, we’ve made a short checklist of features you should consider before making your pick.

Cabinet Type

By design, garage storage cabinets fall into two types: free-standing and wall-mounted models. Normally, wall-mounted lockers are more compact and predominantly intended for storing smaller tools and accessories. Free-standing models in this regard are more versatile as they come in a variety of sizes - from lower chests for expendables and automotive things to full-scale cabinets with multiple shelves and drawers for storing larger equipment, garden and repair tools, sports equipment, outdoor games, holiday decorations, or anything else you usually store.

Material

You can come across garage cabinets made from plastic, metal, or some composite materials like resin or particleboard. Plastic models are the most affordable ones. They are waterproof and rust-proof and usually a snap to assemble. Yet, they lack the strength and cannot boast high weight capacity. If you look for durability, metal cabinets are the best choice. Damage-proof and resistant to deformations, they allow storing really heavy items. Meanwhile, resin and particleboard combine high-performance characteristics with a reasonable price tag.

Overall Dimensions

When it comes to dimensions, the choice is really vast and will totally depend on your garage area and layout. If your garage is limited in space, go for narrower and shallower cabinets or combine lower floor-standing models with wall-mounted lockers to have both enough storage space and some kind of worktop. However, if your garage is large and you can make enough space for a big storage system, it is better to choose from taller and deeper closets which can keep anything, from tiny stuff to bins, boxes, and paint cans or all sorts of bulky items. In general, the cabinet depth varies from 12” to 24”.

Weight Capacity

The weight capacity determines how much load a cabinet can hold. It is one of the most important characteristics to consider since it defines the total weight of items you can put inside. Floor models are usually distinguished by higher weight capacity ranging from 300 lbs up to 1000 lbs, while the maximum weight capacity of hanging cabinets rarely exceeds 100 lbs, definitely not suitable for storing heavy items.

Extras

The extras that contribute to the convenience and usability of your garage cabinet include such things as: lockable castors to easily move the cabinet from one place to another when needed, latches and locks to keep the doors securely closed, and height-adjustable shelves to customize the cabinet inner space to your storage needs.

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How to Organize Your Garage

A messy garage cluttered with things and items that often appear unnecessary is a bane for many homeowners. This is weird but about 70% of people store their vehicles outside their garages. And the reason is that they stack and pile so much household stuff in the garage that a car simply doesn’t fit in. Does it sound like you? Take heart, you are not alone. Typically, it happens due to our busy lifestyle when we drastically lack time for some household chores. Are you eager to de-clutter your garage and don’t know where to start from? Our simple tips will help you work out your clutter-busting plan and properly organize your garage space until it turned into a complete disaster.

  1. Getting prepared for a big clean. First and foremost, you should decide it once and for all that you need to tackle the mess in your garage and devote a whole day or even a weekend to get this job done. Once the time is set and there is no way back, arm yourself with a heavy-duty vacuum, like a shop vac, durable trash bags, and a couple of baskets or empty boxes for odds and ends.

  2. De-clutter launch. Ready, steady, go. Sort all the stuff into three categories: things to keep, donate, or get rid of. Let the old things go. The items like outgrown toys, tools and units broken beyond repair, expired chemicals, damaged by moisture old photos, newspapers, and magazines, ruined furniture, and everything you haven’t used for more than a year should be thrown directly to trash. Pack the items you're ready to give away and arrange your own yard sale to dispose of them as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the keepers should be further categorized to find their place in the garage.

  3. Draft a zoning plan. Your garage cleared and cleaned, it’s high time to focus on detailed organization and make up a floor plan. To get the maximum out of space, be practical and use both horizontal area and vertical space. This is where a variety of garage storage products will come to help. In terms of zoning, it is advisable to store the items you use often handy, place bulky equipment in the corners, to not be bumped by the car, put regularly used things close to the entrance, and stow away seasonal items in distant spots.

  4. Maintain the organized space. When all items are at their designated places and your garage is finally well-organized, you breathe a sigh of relief. Yet, here comes the most difficult task. That is, keeping your garage in order. Not to be back to square one, do quick sweeps and checks at least monthly and seasonally. This will prevent accumulating unnecessary things and turning your garage into a dumping area again.

Garage Storage "Don'ts"

People tend to store in a garage things and stuff they shouldn’t. Too much of everything quickly leads to clutter that eventually is difficult to manage. To avoid this and make it easier for you to maintain your garage space-well organized, we’ve made up a list of items that are best stored elsewhere but not in a garage:

  • Canned and prepacked foods. Not only do they require certain storage conditions and can get spoiled but also you can simply forget about them.
  • Propane bottles or cylinders. Gas fumes are easily inflammable. So, it’s advisable to keep gases for welding or grilling outdoors.
  • Paper goods. They will create a favorable environment for insects.
  • Pet food stocks that might attract some unwanted visitors like rodents.

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Publish Date: 2018-10-18 13:58:33