Installing Garage Cabinets
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If you’d prefer to keep your garage storables behind closed doors, a set of cabinets might be just the solution you’re looking for. Any interior kitchen cabinets can be used in a garage, including both base and upper cabinets. Base cabinets really offer several benefits: deep inner storage for large items; drawers for fasteners, hardware, or other small tools; and, of course, a convenient flat work surface. If you’re upgrading your garage storage on a budget, utility-grade melamine or unfinished cabinets are actually quite affordable.
As you plan, make sure there’s still room to park the car, bikes, and other yard and garden equipment. The process for installing cabinets in a garage is the same as in a kitchen. Cabinets must be firmly attached to wall studs, and they should be level and plumb. Using a level as a guide, draw reference lines along the project wall to indicate the locations of base and wall cabinets. If your garage floor is uneven, find the highest point of the floor along the wall and use this as your initial reference for drawing the other layout lines.