Custom Garage Storage Vs Portable Shelving

Tuesday, April 10, 2018



Organizing your garage can be one of the most daunting tasks to complete. One of the biggest sources for the disorganization within your garage is the clutter that collects on your floor. The best way to combat this natural disorganization is to look up, way up, at the vertical space in your garage. Use this space to maximize every cubic inch of area. In this brief article, we will break down the cost value benefits between custom garage storage vs portable shelving.

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Portable Shelving-
this is a cost effective and quick way to solve your storage needs. You can get storage shelves in many different styles to suit your garage. Here are a few types that can help you increase the space within your garage.
  • Door shelving can be used to hang items over the top of a door, allowing you to gain a little more room by taking advantage of that unused space.
  • Hanging shelving and hanging shelves can be placed on a wall, usually by screwing brackets directly into wall studs. The boards of the shelves then rest on or attach to the brackets.
  • Metal shelving is rectangular shaped shelves that have vertical support on all four corners, that also serve as support legs. The solid metal shelves attach to the vertical supports.
  • Wire shelving is similar to metal shelving in design, with thick wires made of metal. Be careful with these shelves as they cannot support small items which may fall through the gaps. 
Custom Garage Storage- give one of the largest rooms in your home the ultimate garage makeover. With a proper custom design, you can turn a once disheveled, unorganized storage space into a showroom. All inclusive storage solutions can create three distinct lines of garage storage, along with custom floor and wall organization. This allows you to keep seasonal items close at hand, increase the value of your home by adding extra living and storage space, and eliminate the need for rented storage units. Custom garage services offer a wide variety of additional benefits such as customized cabinets, epoxy/polyurethane flooring, overhead racks, shelving, custom corner cabinets, workbenches, water heater and furnace enclosures, as well as grid storage systems. Custom Garage storage can be costlier and time consuming, compared to portable shelving, but the value added to the home can be immense.

The quality of your garage provides you with the opportunity to have more space, while also increasing the value of your home. Often, your garage is the first room that you see when you come home. Based upon your preference and budget, there are pros and cons to custom garage storage and portable shelving. If you are just starting a family and plan on staying in a home for a long time, perhaps buying portable shelves is a good option. Once you have established yourself as a homeowner, you can invest in the design you prefer. However, if you’re thinking of selling your home sometime soon, you may want to invest in customized garage storage as it can easily up the value of your home.


There you go. I hope this helps you decide what to choose when organizing your garage.