Generally there is a distinction between cabinets and shelves. Most often cabinetry implies that the shelves are enclosed. Shelves on the other hand, are usually highly visible and completely open. When companies sell garage cabinets though, they may sell shelves and cabinets together in various combinations. It might not be a bad idea to have a couple, (or more), of each to meet numerous types of storage needs. Cabinets tend to have the advantage of being able to store things out of sight, which can keep a garage looking neater.
There are quite a few types of garage cabinets and they can be made of many different materials and in many different shapes and sizes. Common materials used include heavy-duty plastic, which can make freestanding cabinets that don’t need to be hung on garage walls, while others are made of wood or pressboard. Usually, the most expensive cabinets are made of various types of metal. People can choose to buy a single cabinet, or numerous ones from many different cabinet stores, and from many home improvement stores.
Mounted wall cabinets maximize your storage options without using up valuable floor space. They can have enclosed shelves, doors and/or locks, and cubbies or dividers. To make the most out of your wall storage space, also consider the shape of your wall mounted cabinet. If it is long and rectangular, it will use the space horizontally, while an oversize, square or tall cabinet will utilize the space vertically.