You are well aware that your San Francisco home could stand some change, especially when it comes to your garage space. If your garage is not meeting your needs, we understand entirely, and we are here to help.
At Garage Solutions, we pride ourselves on offering you the best and simplest options when it comes to garage organization. We understand that the way we work with you, as well as our attention to detail and use of the highest quality products, are what help us stand apart from the competition. We also pride ourselves on our honesty, and today, we would like to discuss whether wood or steel cabinets may be a better option for your organization needs. Regardless of your decision, our professionals are here to help you make the best choice and find a design that will meet your unique needs.
Wood Storage Cabinets
“Wood” is sort of a vague term, in our opinion, as there are many wood options on the market. Each one has different characteristics that will either meet your needs or miss them entirely, so it’s important to do your research ahead of time. In general, though, there are some major benefits to choosing wood over another material. These cabinets are easier to paint and maintain (as repainting is no challenge at all). They are easier to install for both novice and professional installation teams, and they are usually one of the easier options to modify depending on what your needs are. For example, you can choose brass, decorative hinges for a special touch, or you can choose stainless steel ones to ensure longevity. Your cabinets; your choice.
That being said, wood is much more easily damaged than any other material. Whether pests find their way into your garage and eat away at the material, or if something particularly sharp hits them just right, they may not last in their pristine condition as long as you would have hoped. Moisture and age also take their toll on these cabinets, so keep that in mind if your garage has a tendency to get humid and collect condensation. However, regardless of what you keep in your garage, it is important to keep moisture out as much as possible. Not only can your wood cabinets see damage, but you might also have issues with items you were hoping to safely store in this space.
However, wooden cabinets are also easy to customize in order to fit your specific needs and plans for the space. Whether you are seeking maple cabinets, solid colors to match the decor, or patterned wood cabinets, we can help. If you believe that wood may be the option for you, make sure to contact our team and let us know what your needs are. Our design team can keep this in mind, as well as your preferences for design, and give you the layout and cabinet construction your garage so desperately needs. The Garage Solutions dedication to quality materials ensures that no nicks and dings will damage even your wood cabinets by using a wide protective edge banding. If you have further questions, let us know.
Metal Storage Cabinets
Metal storage is seen pretty frequently in garages in the form of metal toolboxes and other storage, but what about metal garage cabinets? While there are a few options when it comes to material, the most common choices are stainless steel and aluminum. We have found that stainless steel cabinets are extremely effective when it comelong-term term and durable storage, especially when it comes to containing and organizing heavy objects. Both stainless steel and aluminum cabinets are resistant to rust, but they require occasional maintenance to truly meet their life expectancy.
Keep in mind that metal cabinets are typically an all-or-nothing situation. If you think you can install just a few cabinets and try to add more later with a different installation contractor, think again! Buying metal cabinets is only going to be the most successful when you have a complete idea of what you want, including all the cabinet options you will need to match your plans. Adding or changing metal cabinets down the road is difficult, especially because some manufacturers stop making certain models over time. If your cabinets become damaged beyond repair and the manufacturer has stopped making that specific type, you may need to replace all your cabinets again.
Making the Right Garage Cabinet Choice
When it comes to finding the right garage cabinet choice for you, we know you cannot go wrong with our team of professionals at Garage Solutions. We offer both metal and wood cabinets for your San Francisco space, and our experts would be happy to guide you towards making the right choice for your home. If you would like to learn more about our wood options, as well as our metal cabinet design options, please schedule your complimentary consultation today! We look forward to helping you take control of your space and add some much needed simplicity to your garage’s workspace.