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What Material to Use For A Garage Storage System

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Garage storage shelves, cabinets and peg boards can help you store a multitude of items with ease. If you’re struggling to create the storage space you need, start by determining what materials to use. Here’s an overview from your Denver garage cabinet makers at Closet & Storage Concepts. Dove gray custom garage cabinets Denver


Genuine hardwood is a popular material for creating custom storage solutions and it is not hard to see why. It is available in many colors and styles, looks beautiful in just about any room of the home, and is extremely durable. Installing a wood-based storage solution in your garage can even increase your home’s value due to its luxurious nature. Furthermore, wood storage solutions can be modified and adapted should the need arise.

Unfortunately, wood cabinets and shelves in the garage can incur water damage if your garage has a leak or from changes in humidity. However, you can protect your wooden cabinets, closets, and shelves from damage by checking for leaks regularly and/or managing humidity levels.

Rigged Thermofoil

Rigged thermofoil (RTF) is another popular material choice. It is impervious to moisture, can hold up to a great deal of wear and tear, is easy to clean, and is usually more economical than solid wood. What is more, it often looks just like a solid hardwood system, so you can still achieve a beautiful end result. Keep in mind that if you ever wanted to change the color or finish of RTF units, it will be difficult to change. Companies such as Closet & Storage Concepts offer custom-made storage units that can fit various styles and price points to make it easy for you to create something that best suits your needs.

Other Options

Metal is another common material but can have significant drawbacks. Metal shelving units can hold a great deal of weight but are very difficult to modify should the need arise. And they don’t offer a luxurious look. They can also create chaos especially if you need to store a lot of oddly-shaped items.

If you aren’t sure what material is best for your garage, stop by our Denver showroom to talk to a designer to see if solid wood or an engineered wood would work in your home. You’ll also be able to see how we can help you create a space-saving storage solution for all of your belongings!

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