ISSUE 35  |  The Organized Life

10 Easy Pieces: Garage Storage Units

September 05, 2014 4:00 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

Why shouldn’t storage units for the garage be among the most stylish accessories you buy for your home? Here are ten of our favorite options to consider for your garage, shed, or any place that needs tidying up.

Above: Leave it to Martha Stewart Living to come up with a smart and attractive garage storage collection (and to figure out a way to add 1970s avocado to our modern color wheel). The series includes an Under Bench 4-Drawer Storage unit ($249), a Tall Tower Cabinet ($199), a Wall Cabinet ($129), and a Tall Cabinet ($289). The storage cabinets and drawers are steel and offered in three colors via Home Decorators Collection. 


Above: The Edsal Basic Modular Workbench doubles as a counter and storage. It features a maple top and two adjustable shelves and measures 60 inches wide and 30 inches deep. Depending on your workplace needs, sliding doors or drawers can be added to this versatile work bench (as shown); $682 from Amazon. Edsal Modular Drawer Inserts are $440.


Above: Ikea’s Ví¤rde series (generally used for kitchens) works equally well in a garage setting. This Base Cabinet Unit has three drawers, open storage, and a birch counter; $379 from Ikea. 


Above: The 5 Drawer Mobile Garage Storage Cabinet by Geneva Garage Gear will keep track of tools, hardware, and nails; $619 via The Garage Store. The cabinet features five stainless steel drawers, a wooden top, rolling casters, and a lock.


Above: The Salsbury-Industries Industrial Grade Welded Mobile Wire Shelving in Chrome is available in several different sizes and sourced from Home Depot. A shelving unit that measures 48 inches by 69 inches by 18 inches costs $179.


Above: On the prettier side, the MAX Chrome 6-Shelf Unit with Wood Shelves is part of a modular chrome shelving system called MAX from Crate and Barrel. The unit shown above is $299.95 from Crate and Barrel. 


Above: A steel Gorilla Rack 5-Shelf Free-Standing Storage Unit has adjustable shelves measuring 36 inches by 18 inches by 72 inches; $74.96 from Home Depot. 


Above: The Ivar Storage System from Ikea is available in several shelving combinations. The shelves are made from solid untreated pine. This combination shows two sections with shelves and costs $247.


Above: The Gorm System from Ikea offers simple shelving solution for the budget-minded. The Gorm 3-Section Shelving unit is made from pine and spruce; $81.96 from Ikea. 

Do you like the look of the MAX shelving from Crate and Barrel? Check out our post Stage a Garage Intervention with Stylish Shelving

N.B.: This is an update of a post published February 19, 2014.