Shelves are a popular addition to the home garage because they can store items needed regularly as well as those needed less often. Installing garage shelves is a project that not only adds value to the home but provides a handy area for storage. Garage shelves should be strong enough to support the items stored on it. Heavy duty shelving is available in freestanding units. Garage cabinets and storage bins are also great additions to garage shelves to provide efficient home organization. Different garage shelves exist for different types of garages, and most can be purchased at a local hardware store. From simple wire shelves to heavy-duty steel shelves, the choices available for garage shelving should be enough for any type of garage and homeowner. Before purchasing, start by determining what will be stored in the garage and how heavy-duty the shelves need to be.
Heavier power tools will need a strong shelf that can hold sufficient amounts of weight. Heavy-duty steel shelves are the best choice for such an application. These shelving units are very often adjustable so shelves can be staggered at different heights. Heavier tools should be placed on the bottom shelf, while lighter and seldom-used tools should be placed on higher shelves. These garage shelving units are often large and heavy, so be sure to analyze the space requirements before purchasing.