If you have decided to remodel your kitchen, then you have thought about what you are going to do with all your old furniture once it is removed. If you don’t want to throw away your old cabinets, then you can think about repurposing them as garage storage cabinets. Not only will your garage look cleaner and more organized, but all of your items will stay clean too.
Here are the steps to repurpose your old kitchen cabinets as garage storage cabinets:
• Step One: Once the kitchen cabinets have been removed, you need to set them up as you would like them to look in the garage. Make sure to measure the cabinets and draw lines for where they will hang.
• Step Two: Next, you will install the garage storage cabinets. Mark where the studs are on the wall and if your walls are made of poured concrete then you will drill 1×4 strips of nails into them. If you want, you can paint the walls white to reflect more light in your garage.
• Step 3 – Pick a corner to start with and begin installing the first cabinet. Make sure to remove the doors beforehand to make the job easier. You will need someone to help you hold the cabinet in place so that you can screw it securely into the wall.
• Step 4: If you want 2 layers of cabinets, you should have started with the top cabinet first. Make sure you have lined up the lower cabinet with the upper cabinet. Continue working your way along the wall until you have finished installing the upper and lower cabinets.
• Step Five – Now you need to join the garage storage cabinets. To do this, clamp the front frames together and connect them with a screw making sure that the screw passes from one frame to another. Reinstall the doors on the cabinets once you are done. Since you most likely don’t have enough cabinets to cover the entire wall space, you may want to install boards in them for a better look and more space to store your tools or sprays.
• Step Six: If you decide to install boards to use as workbenches, you will need plywood to fit your open spaces. Measure the area before looking for the wood. You’ll want the boards to stick out a bit more than the cabinets.