Now that I have my hobby shop…
Now that I have my hobby shop organized, I spend less time looking for things and more time getting projects done.
Now that I have my hobby shop…
Now that I have my hobby shop organized, I spend less time looking for things and more time getting projects done.
Here at Garage Solutions, we believe in providing the best product for your needs and budget — which is why we always start with a consultation. We provide both steel and wood garage cabinets in a range of different finishes so the end result will truly match your plans. These are no flimsy metal or cheap DIY wood options. Our metal garage cabinets are all made with thick, sturdy steel and high-end European-style self-closing hinges. Our wood garage cabinets are made using thick slats of wood and dowel construction instead of industrial staples. And, no matter which option you choose, all of our custom garage cabinets are measured to fit your space and installed on-site by our experienced team so you get the best results possible. Now the only trouble is trying to decide which options best fit what you need!
Looking at the myriad options for custom garage cabinets can be overwhelming. You don’t want the end result to look like a DIY project gone wrong, either! Not to worry, the Garage Solutions team is here to help. We guide you through every step of the process to ensure that the end result is nothing short of flawlessly ideal for you. Read through the steps below for a bit of guidance to get your gears turning, and then connect with the Garage Solutions team to learn more and schedule your consultation.
Before you dive into picking your custom garage cabinets and flooring, it’s important to know how you want to use your garage because that will shape all of your decisions. Do you want to get organized and improve storage, or are you more interested in totally revamping the space? Custom garage cabinets can provide you with the storage solutions to protect your outdoor gear, organize tools, create better ways to arrange your seasonal decor, and so on. Similarly, the right arrangement of custom garage cabinets can help convert your garage into another living space, specialty entertainment area, or workshop. Plan your intended usage up-front, and this will pave the way for the rest of your choices
Whether you are converting your garage into a different use or not, most people still need some level of storage. As you plan and prepare, take inventory of everything currently stored in your garage and note anything that will need to stay. This is also an ideal time to go through everything in your garage and sell or donate the items you no longer use or need. Knowing what you have (and what you plan to keep) will help guide the different garage storage solutions we include.
In addition to looking at the current state of affairs in your garage, this is also the step in which you will want to consider future storage needs — especially if you will start using your garage for another purpose. If you intend to use your garage as a home office, or maybe as a woodworking shop, our custom garage cabinet team can help you plan special storage for tools, workout gear, or whatever else will be going in the space. Don’t worry, though, as long as you have an idea of what needs to be accommodated, we can provide the right solutions.
At this point, you should have narrowed down your scope enough that choosing garage cabinet materials and finishes is a lot easier — but don’t worry, our experienced team will guide you through this decision-making process as well. When choosing between steel and wood garage cabinets, you’ll need to consider uses and durability needs as well as aesthetics. Peruse the cabinet finishes below to get an idea of the different choices available, and ask your Garage Solutions technician about seeing samples in-person before making your final choice.
Once all the hard decisions are made, the Garage Solutions team will step in and do what we do best. Now that we know your budget, needs, and cabinet preferences, we will measure the space to ensure your new garage cabinets fit perfectly. We’ll provide you with a 3D rendering so you can see what the final product will look like in your space, and get your approval to move forward. From there, it’s simply a matter of creating your garage cabinets and scheduling the installation date with you!
At Garage Solutions, we are committed to high-quality custom garage cabinets and flooring solutions on every single project. We always start with a consultation to get a well-rounded idea of your needs, budget, and timeline. From there, we’ll walk you through the design process, show you samples, and discuss options. After the consultation, our team will mock up 3D renderings of what your garage will look like with your custom garage cabinets and flooring installed. When you see these, you’ll make the final approvals on design, finishes, accessories, and colors. Then we schedule your installation and show up on the appointed day to build your custom garage cabinets. The end result is beautiful, durable cabinetry that was made for you!
Don’t just take our word that we provide excellent quality every time. Peruse our past client testimonials and flip through our online gallery to learn more about our services. Now, are you ready to get started? Call Garage Solutions today for custom garage cabinets and more in San Francisco and the surrounding areas!
When most people think about garage cabinetry, they think about those particle board wood prefab options you often find at the local hardware store. But if you want a product that lasts and brings value to your space, we recommend steel garage cabinets. Talking about steel or metal garage cabinets may call to mind images of an industrial space, but it's time to shake off those ideas. Our metal garage cabinets are made to be customized, which means we can provide a range of color options, sizes, and configurations to perfectly suit your space and your aesthetic desires. Do you want to show off your beautifully restored classic car or provide a full-service home for your new Tesla? Our garage design team can help to create the perfect blend of form and function to provide for your storage needs while supporting your four-wheeled pride and joy.
Don't feel like you need to use your garage as a traditional garage either. Steel garage cabinets can be a great jumping-off point to convert your garage into a usable living space. With purposeful, custom design, we can help you convert your garage into a game room, man cave, second living room, or whatever makes the most sense for your home. One of the greatest features of steel garage cabinets in particular is how versatile and customizable they are. But why choose metal garage cabinets over the other options? Here are a few reasons to consider going with steel garage cabinets:
It's no surprise that we get a lot of humidity around the Bay Area. If you have lived in the area for a while, you have probably already experienced all the ways in which the moisture and salt in the air can impact your home. That humidity can cause those prefab particle board wood cabinets to expand and contract with temperature and humidity changes. Initially, it may look like a bit of warping, which is unsightly but otherwise not a problem. But over time, the ongoing expansion and contracting will wreck those particle board wood cabinets, and the warping will lead to weak points that eventually crack apart. Metal garage cabinets don't have that problem, and ours are coated to protect against damage from rusting.
The most useful parts of any home are those elements that were made for a given space. Think about your kitchen; the custom cabinetry in there not only stores your kitchen wares and provides work space, but that custom structure also helps to create a flow. Likewise, options like adding a custom garage wall system and metal cabinets can give you a purpose-built space in which to work, store, and enjoy. If you're looking to turn your garage into a man cave, custom cabinets can create needed storage, work as a built-in bar, and also create delineations within the space. Since we provide 3D renderings before we get started, you will get a clear picture of what those custom metal garage cabinets will look like within your space, and how they will provide form to your space as well as function. This is especially helpful if you want to convert your garage into a living space.
For most homeowners, the garage is a sort of non-entity as far as value goes. From a home valuation standpoint, a home is worth more when it has a garage — but from a buyer's perspective, it can be difficult to see that value if the garage is full of unorganized piles. One key difference between choosing prefab and adding metal cabinets is the return on investment. Prefab cabinets quickly look old and worn; conversely, custom metal cabinets fit the space better, last longer, and are made to provide a better return on investment because of those features. A garage that provides durable built-in storage solutions is more appealing to potential buyers. A garage that has been converted into additional living space can be even more appealing, and can help boost your home's value in the long term.
One of the most common complaints we hear from clients seeking custom garage cabinets is the need to deal with excessive clutter. It's easy for piles to grow in the garage if it doesn't have organization or purpose. What may start as a few stacks of seasonal items against the wall can easily grow into piles of clutter filling your garage to the point that you can't even park your car inside. Fortunately, the weather we get here in the Bay Area is nice enough that protecting your vehicle isn't a huge worry. However, those piles of clutter are an eyesore and make a space in your home basically unusable.
One of the primary goals we focus on when creating a custom garage cabinet design is to ensure that there are the right number of different drawers and cabinet sizes based on your needs. That means adding the right amount of storage not only for the size of your space, but also based on your hobbies and storage needs. For example, if your family are all avid anglers, we can talk about tall, narrow storage to safely store all of your rods, plus plenty of drawer space to organize various flies, hooks, bobbers, and so on. Not only will custom garage cabinets help get rid of the clutter, but they will also help give more specific purpose to your garage, no matter how you choose to use the space.
A big part of adding more value to your garage, both in the short term and over time, is to give it a specific purpose. Yes, nominally your garage already has a stated purpose. But for so many people, the garage just becomes an extension of their home's storage space, rather than a place to park their vehicle. There is nothing wrong with that, but there is a big difference between storing boxes in the garage versus making your garage a storage space. No matter how you choose to use your garage — and options range from traditional garage uses and storage to pretty much any kind of living space — custom garage design helps gives that space a specific purpose.
It might sound like a simple distinction, but giving your garage a specific purpose helps provide better long-term value, while simultaneously helping your family make the most of that space. For example, purposefully turning your garage into a storage space can provide better use options with superior organization, but it can also help improve the safety of the space by giving you a way to separate and safely store fertilizers, paints and solvents, automotive fluids, and other chemicals. On a bigger scale, garage wall cabinets can designate multiple spaces, like creating a home gym and a home office, within the same room. It’s also a great way to simply create one designated use, like creating a game room or man cave, which will make it a space your family feels encouraged to enjoy.
Here at Garage Solutions, we are a solutions-focused custom garage design company. Our primary goal is to help turn your garage into the useful, usable space you want it to be. We do this through things like custom garage cabinets and durable flooring, but we also recognize that the garage remodel process can seem intimidating, especially to those who may be expecting a whole lot of hassle. We have years of experience working with clients across the Bay Area and a lot of Northern California, and we have honed our design process down to a science. Here's what you can expect:
All of our garage designs are planned based on a client's specific needs. In order to make sure our plans will fit your needs and your space, we need to get to know both. We start the garage design process with a consultation. We'll get to know what you're looking for, what you hope to accomplish with the space, and what your current pain points are. We'll also talk about budget, timeline, and must-haves versus nice-to-haves so we can meet your expectations. Our goal is a garage design that fits your specific needs and space without surprises.
We always start by talking with our clients because you and your needs come first. Once we've done that, then we'll take a look at your garage to see what kind of space we'll be working with. Going through your garage is a relatively quick process; you can anticipate our technician taking around 45 minutes to get all the measurements we might need to complete your garage design project properly. During this time, we'll also discuss options for your metal cabinets, garage wall systems, and other storage solutions. This is also the point at which we will show you cabinet, shelving, and flooring samples so you can see how the colors and materials will look in your space.
After the initial consultation and measurements, our design team will get to work on mapping out a solid plan for your space based on all of that information we've discussed with you. When the designs are ready, we'll deliver a 3D rendering of the proposed garage design. This CAG (computer-aided garage) drawing will give you a clear picture of all the details. If you're not happy with the plan, that 3D rendering gives us an easy way to discuss alterations and other options. The 3D rendering is also our way of giving you as much information as possible about your project so there will not be any confusion or surprises. When we've mocked up a design you like, give us the stamp of approval and we'll get going!
Once all of the designs and materials are approved, we'll talk installation. When we have the initial consultation, we discuss timeline, but that question is going to come up once more, just to be sure nothing has changed. We'll schedule your installation according to your time constraints, then on the appointed day, our garage design team will arrive with goods at hand to provide the professional, expedient installation we are known for. From there, watch as our meticulous attention to detail unfolds into an amazing garage transformation!
Here at Garage Solutions, we have a commitment to quality. Yes, we know that the term “quality” is so overused that it’s stopped offering the same promise of well-made, durable, and beautiful products — but not so at Garage Solutions! We pride ourselves on working with the best manufacturers and sourcing the highest-quality in the industry materials so we can provide garage design solutions that are truly a cut above. You don’t need to simply take our word for that either. Check out our references/testimonials to see how our insistence on amazing quality and long-term service extends through every project we undertake.
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