Considering Custom Cabinets For Your Garage? Check Out The Pros And Cons

by Grace Motley

Is your garage a catch-all place for just about everything? If you are like a lot of homeowners, your garage will house everything from tools and hardware to household items like paint, cleaning supplies, and other odds and ends. Most standard garages don't offer much more than a bit of shelving for storage. If you have a stuffed garage and need more storage space, having custom cabinets built and installed can truly change everything. If you are still undecided about getting a custom cabinet design for your garage, here are a few pros and cons to think about. 

Pro: Custom cabinets in your garage give you far more storage space. 

As noted, custom cabinetry in your garage is going to yield a wealth of storage opportunities. These cabinets can be designed to your specifications, which means you can get as many cabinets, shelves, and drawers as you feel you need to house everything. 

Con: Installing custom cabinets will require some floor space. 

Of course, having cabinets installed in your garage is going to mean a small floor space sacrifice. However, keep in mind, when you are working with a contractor on a custom cabinet design, these implements can be whatever size you prefer. So, if you do not have a lot of floor space in your garage, you could easily opt for a more shallow cabinetry design that will not take up a great deal of floor space. 

Pro: Your new custom cabinets can heighten the value of your home. 

Designer garages are quickly growing as a popular "want" for prospective homebuyers. Designer garages tend to offer things like finished flooring and custom-built cabinets to keep everything neat and tidy. By opting for custom cabinets in your garage, you could easily see an attractive uptick in your home's overall value. Even if you do not intend to sell your home now, the added home value could prove valuable in the future. 

Con: Custom garage cabinets are more costly than out-of-the-box solutions. 

You can pick up cabinets to place in your garage at just about any home improvement store. However, these off-the-shelf solutions rarely offer the same advantages as custom cabinetry created for your garage specifically. Custom-made cabinets take more time to plan and build, are made from higher quality materials, and take more time to appropriately install. Therefore, you will pay more for your custom garage cabinets. Nevertheless, the heightened cost is always worth the end result.

For more information, contact a custom cabinet contractor.