By Garage Shapeups Expert Guest Author: Arun Kumar S
Most people are rather proud to show off their houses. They are normally done rather tastefully, and people invest a considerable amount of money in selecting the best designs and styles. They also take great pains to ensure their house is kept neat and mess free. Most of the wastes and extras are conveniently relegated to the garage. Ask anyone to show you around their garage and they would cringe.
There is really no reason why the garage should be given less importance than any other room in the house. Although it is only devised for maximum utility, a neat, orderly garage will help you make the most of this space without losing out on its beauty.
Garages are normally meant to hold lots of clutter along with at least one, and sometimes two cars. Untidy garages not only look shabby, but also eat into the available space and leave little scope for more. Garage shelves are the best alternative to help make your garage orderly and give enough room for all storage.
Garage shelves can be placed in different areas of your garage. They can be used overhead, as they offer maximum storage here. These can be large and are easy to fit above the cars. This offers more scope for space, and is ideal for things which are not likely to be used anytime soon.
Garage shelves must be easy to pull out, and deep as well. This helps you pack in more, and increases their utility.
When planning your garage shelves, look carefully at the finishes which are available to you. The shelves can be made with wood, plastic or metal finish. You should choose what is best depending on your budget, its use and the climate. This will help your garage shelves look better and last you longer.
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By Huntsville Garage Shapeups Expert Guest Author: Julie S. Montgomery
Attention Huntsville-Madison homeowners! Did you know that Slatwall garage storage rack systems can make your garage look like a showroom. Older systems came in steel, aluminum or pressed wood. While they looked professional, they were heavy, expensive and hard to handle. Several manufacturers now make systems in lightweight PVC or resin, which make them affordable and easy to install. Huntsville Garage Shapeups installs the very best brands of Slatwall.
Slatwall garage storage rack systems can be used for large or small tools, equipment and supplies depending on the types of accessories you mount on the slatwall. Cabinets come in full 72" height or 26" upper or lower cabinets and are great for storing chemicals and smaller items that should be concealed or kept away from dust. You can also get a variety of sizes and styles of bins, hooks, strap hooks, shelves, and racks specifically designed to hold sporting equipment like tennis racquets and balls, golf equipment, baseball gloves and bats, and bicycles. Some brands of accessories can mount directly on the wall or on a slat system so, for example, if you hang your bike in an area separate from the slatwall system, you can still get a bike hook that matches the look of the system.
Slats come in six- or eight-foot lengths and can be used on a whole wall or just a small part. They can mount to drywall or directly to studs. The panels are customizable in many configurations and the high density cellulose PVC or resin materials are durable and easy to clean. They come in a variety of colors, the most popular being silver, white or maple. The PVC version will hold up to 400 pounds per wall panel.
If you've never done this before, a starter set is definitely the way to go. They come in 24 square foot or 48 square foot sets and include panels, hooks, shelves and the mounting hardware necessary for installing and finishing the system. Prices of starter sets range from $230 to $530. Free planning guides and online videos are available from some manufacturers and are useful in helping you design your system.
Tips for installation
Here are a few tips to remember as you install your slatwall garage storage racks. The highest you'll want to go is 85 to 90 inches from the floor. Beyond that you won't be able to reach tools and other things that you are storing. You'll want to leave at least six inches from the floor as well. No need to waste slats in a space that won't be useable. Also, leave yourself six to 24 inches from the corners. For holding sporting equipment and lawn and garden tools you don't need to go all the way to the top of your garage so will only need two to three panels. Before installing you'll need a stud finder, a drill with a number two bit, a tape measure, industrial construction adhesive and a contractor level. Slatwalls are not only good for garages. They can also be useful in laundry rooms, hobby rooms or workshops.
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By Garage Shapeups Expert Guest Author: Lloyd Pinto
There are three main types of garage shelves that are generally available in the Huntsville-Madison market for your use. It is important to consider all these options before selecting the best garage shelving system for your case. This is because each type of shelf has its own advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the best type of garage shelf is not a very hard decision. Huntsville Garage Shapeups installs the best brands available in heavy-duty garage shelving.
The first category of shelves for garage comprises of those that are made from metal. These shelves are not hung on the walls but are put on the floor. They are very strong and can support more weight without breaking down. These are very durable and they require little maintenance. Metal shelves may appear to be expensive during purchase but they are very cost-effective in the long run. These shelves have the ability to withstand the storage of heavy and rugged tools and equipment.
You may alternatively decide to go for wooden shelves for your garage. This kind of garage shelf is not normally hung on the garage wall. They have a similar appearance to those that are used for storing books. They are free-standing garage shelves that are not connected to the garage wall in any way. They occupy more space given that they are put on the floor but they also give you more space for storing your garage tools. Most people use wooden garage shelves because they have a classier look than the other kinds. Wooden shelves are susceptible to damage by the stored workshop tools because they are rugged in nature. This means that wooden shelves have a shorter lifespan unless they are well-maintained and kept away from moisture.
Finally, we have those shelves for garage that are hung on the walls. The main advantage of these kind of shelves is that they don't occupy a lot of space. This is a very good option especially if you want to make maximum use of your garage space. However, you should ensure that the shelves are properly supported on the wall to avoid any risk of the shelf falling down. It is important to consider all these options before choosing the best garage shelf for your garage.
Irrespective of the type of shelf you choose for your garage it is very important to pay time and attention to their maintenance. If you keep your shelves clean and free from moisture they will last for a much longer period and you will have a good-looking garage for decades.
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