Designing Your Dream Garage: How Deep Should Garage Cabinets Be?

Are you in the process of designing your dream garage?

Garages are excellent for all types of storage, not just vehicular storage. To make your garage storage space as optimized as possible, your best bet is to have custom garage cabinets designed and constructed for your exact storage needs.

In this article, we are talking all about how deep to make your custom garage cabinets, including specific dimensions and key factors to consider regarding your cabinet depth. 

Keep reading to learn how the Garage Experience can help!

What are Custom Garage Cabinets?

Custom garage cabinets are designed to fit in your garage according to your exact specifications. 

Depending on what design company you work with, your custom garage cabinets can be made from a variety of different materials and serve a wide range of functions. From standard cabinet doors to shelf drawers and counter space, a custom garage cabinet system is made to fit your needs.

Standard Garage Cabinet Size

In the consultation stage of having custom cabinets made for your garage, the company creating your cabinets will ask you what height, width, and depth you want your cabinets to be. 

The depth of your cabinets impacts how far out from the wall they stick out and has the biggest influence on how much you can store within your cabinet system.

While height and width can vary greatly depending on design, the standard garage cabinet system is between 16” to 24” in depth. As for the height and width, these numbers greatly depend on how the height of your garage and the width of the available space along your garage wall. 

However, custom garage cabinets can be made more shallow or deeper if that is what your needs require. 

What to Consider When Choosing Garage Cabinet Depth

If you are unsure what depth to choose for your custom garage cabinets, we are here to help!

Here are three key factors to consider when choosing a garage cabinet depth:

  • Available Space: Always take the square-footage measurements of your garage to share with your cabinet design team. This helps to visualize the cabinets in the space and determine how much available space you have. Additionally, you should mark down any permanent fixtures in your garage (like doors, wall lights, etc.) that may inhibit a cabinet installation. 
  • Storage Needs: Anytime you have custom garage cabinets constructed, it is important to consider your specific storage needs. For example, if you are only storing small items, then less deep cabinets can do the trick. Comparatively, if you plan to store large equipment or objects, you may need more cabinet depth to do so. 
  • Cabinet Design: Although most custom cabinet designs can be made to your exact depth specifications, it is still important to consider how that design may impact your overall garage space. You will likely find that certain designs are ideal for both your depth needs and the current layout of your garage. 

Final Thoughts

At Garage Experience, we create custom garage cabinet solutions for clients all over Fairfield and Westchester Counties in Connecticut. 

Along with building cabinets designed to last, we offer a 10-year manufacturer warranty, as well as provide all the consultation and installation services you need.Call Garage Experience today to begin your initial consultation.


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