10 Best Garage Cabinets for Any Budget

Tired of rickety garage cabinets that aren’t worth a dang? The best garage cabinets are going to have wheels, adjustable shelving, and plenty of storage space for all of your storage needs.

The best garage storage cabinets we could find was the the Seville Classics Ultra HD Precision. With its rolling casters and ability to be delivered right to your front door with ease.

If you’re looking for modular garage cabinets or are looking for budget options, you can find that all below.

Let’s find you the best garage cabinets that will make organization fun.

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Our Top Picks

HEAVY DUTY
Husky Black and Gray
9.7
Husky Black and Gray
  • 200lb limit for each shelf
  • Comes pre-assembled
  • Can wire in your electronics
TOP PICK
Seville Classics Ultra HD
9.5
Seville Classics Ultra HD
  • Casters on bottom
  • Aesthetic look
  • Modular
PREMIUM PICK
Gladiator Premier Series Steel
9.1
Gladiator Premier Series Steel
  • Caster wheels
  • Magnetic catch on doors
  • Adjustable shelves

Best Garage Cabinet

TOP PICK
Seville Classics Ultra HD

A great, all-around garage cabinet that you can wheel to any position with ease.

Key Features:

  • Dimensions: 18 x 36 x 72″
  • Has wheels
  • 4 shelves with 600lb weight limit

I love that you’ll be able to position this cabinet wherever you’d like. The casters on the bottom make it easy to move around. You may want to reorganize your garage, and moving around a free-standing garage cabinet is going to be tough!

If you’re worried about it moving around, it comes with a 3 point locking mechanism. You can keep the top portion unlocked for ease of access and lock out any children from the bottom portion.

This cabinet can hold up to 600lbs and has 4 shelves. Three of these shelves are height adjustable so you can decide how you want to lay out your cabinets inside.

It’s made from alloy steel and has a modern aesthetic that’ll go great in any garage.

Assembly is easy and comes with all the instructions and tools required to get this cabinet up and running (or rolling, rather). It has a bumper on the bottom for protection should you bang it up against the wall.

It’s hard to find anything wrong with this garage cabinet. It has great reviews, Seville is a great company and the price is unbeatable.

This is a great all-around garage cabinet that is not only affordable, but you can move it around with ease to any location in your garage. Highly recommended and will fit into any garage decor with ease.

If you’re looking for a more heavy duty option, then you’ll want to check out the Husky Black and Gray instead.

Pros
  • 4 shelves holding up to 600lbs
  • Has bumper on bottom
  • Caster wheels for easy portability
Cons
  • Metal is a bit thin
  • Customer service left something to be desired


Runner Up Garage Cabinet

RUNNER UP
Husky 24-Gauge Steel Freestanding

You’ll be able to store all of your garage knick-knacks with ease.

Key Features:

  • Dimensions: 48x72x18″
  • 3 shelves that hold 150lb each
  • Freestanding

I love that this garage storage system has 450lbs of weight capacity so it’ll be able to hold tools, paint or anything else you need to store. Each shelf can hold up to 150lbs each.

The inside has an interior peg board which will allow you to hang racks and makes for easy access.

If you have kids that are running about, it has a lock on it so you can keep them out (or your nosy neighbors)! Poorly made cabinets can be difficult to shut, but with the magnetic closure at the top, you won’t have any difficulty closing the doors.

The most important feature is the adjustable shelves. Static shelves can prevent you from storing your awkwardly shaped objects and now you won’t ever have that problem!

The back has grommets as well so you can loop your cords into this cabinet and charge your power tools.

If your garage gets super hot or cold, this cabinet is built to last through high humidity and extreme low temperature. The entire cabinet weighs 143lbs and is backed by a lifetime warranty.

This garage cabinet does require assembly so you will need to get out your toolbox once you get it home. Reviewers mention that assembly is easy, but it does take some time.

It also doesn’t have wheels but for a heavy duty garage cabinet, you likely don’t want it to be rolling around!

The adjustable shelves, incredible weight capacity, and the lifetime warranty make for the best garage cabinet I could find. If you’re looking to invest in your garage or workshop, look no further.

One downside is that this cabinet doesn’t have wheels which can be a problem in a garage workshop. If you’re looking for a portable cabinet, then look into the Seville Classics instead.

Pros
  • 450lb weight capacity
  • Has lock
  • Adjustable shelves
Cons
  • Requires assembly
  • Doesn’t have wheels


Also Great Garage Cabinets

ALSO GREAT
Classic Series Steel Freestanding

This cabinet comes in a variety of amazing colors to choose from.

Key Features:

  • Dimensions: 36x72x18″
  • 4 shelves holding 180lbs each
  • Comes in different colors

I love that you can choose between black, blue, charcoal, dove grey, putty, red and tropic finishes. Every garage is different, and a black cabinet is boring! Imagine a red cabinet and how it’ll brighten up the garage a little.

This cabinet has four adjustable shelves that can be moved in 2 inch increments. Each shelf holds up to 200lbs which is more than the first cabinet on this list. The door has a lock as well to keep your items safe and sound.

If you’re not handy, don’t worry. It comes pre-assembled unlike the first option on this list. Each door has 3 sets of hinges for added security and longevity.

This garage cabinet weighs 404lbs which is almost 40 pounds less than the Husky cabinet in first.

Total weight capacity for this cabinet is 800lbs which is almost double the comparable Husky cabinet. You’ll have plenty of space to store all of your belongings and won’t have to worry about hitting the weight limit.

Since it comes pre-assembled, it can be difficult to transport this item from the store to your home if you don’t own a truck.

If you have heavier items and want to pick a color to match your garage’s decor, this garage storage system is perfect for you. This type of cabinet is going to be great if you know you won’t be moving your garage’s workspace around often.

If you think you may be shuffling around your items, then you may want to look into cabinets with wheels like the Gladiator Premier Series.

Pros
  • Comes pre-assembled
  • 3 sets of hinges for better security
  • 4 adjustable shelves
Cons
  • Can be hard to transport home if you don’t own a truck or get it delivered.


Best Heavy Duty Garage Cabinets

HEAVY DUTY
Husky Black and Gray Welded

Don’t let the picture fool you, this garage cabinet is big and strong!

Key Features:

  • Dimensions: 46x72x24″
  • 3 shelves with 200lb limit each
  • Made out of 20 inch gauge steel

 

My favorite part about these garage cabinets are the 24 inch deep shelves. You’ll be able to fit a TON of stuff on each shelf (up to 200lbs). You can adjust the shelves wherever you like as well all along the cabinet.

I especially like the look of the wire shelves to boot. Not to mention the 20-inch gauge steel that this bad boy is made out of (thicker than normal cabinets at 24).

It comes pre-assembled so you won’t have to worry about getting your toolset out. The entire thing is a bit heavy at 218lbs, so bring a friend or a handtruck with you to get it situated. Don’t let the picture fool you, it’s 6 feet tall.

The back has a grommet so you can wire in some electric to power your tools while they rest.

The front has a lock to keep out anyone who isn’t supposed to be messing with your belongings.

You won’t have to worry about high humidity or harsh extreme temperatures, it’s built to last. To top it all off, it comes with a lifetime warranty should anything go wrong with your new garage cabinets!

A downside is that this cabinet is a bit heavier than other options and doesn’t hold much more than other options on this list. The increase in price may not be worth it if you don’t need the added depth.

If you need an absolute beast of a garage cabinet that will last the test of time, this 20 gauge steel cabinet is the choice for you.

Depending on your needs though, you may not need such a huge beast of a cabinet. For those of you that only need to store a few light items, you can check out the Plastic Freestanding cabinet instead.

Pros
  • Comes pre-assembled
  • 24 inch deep shelves
  • 200lb weight limit per shelf
Cons
  • Some units have arrived damaged, but do keep in mind Husky is great at offering replacements should anything go wrong.


Best Rolling Garage Cabinets

ROLLING
Gladiator Premier Series Steel

This is a great option for durability AND mobility. 

Key Features:

  • Dimensions: 30x65x18″
  • Has casters
  • 1 bottom shelf and 2 adjustable

One of my favorite things about this cabinet is the magnetic catch on the doors. This will help keep the doors closed securely in order to protect your items from dust and damage. It will also improve the organizational aesthetic of the space.

Another one of the most beneficial features is the lockable caster wheels. This makes it easy for you to move the cabinet around when you need to, but also to keep it safe in a certain area(even if you’re working on an uneven surface).

With multiple adjustable shelves and a couple of hooks, you will have the freedom to organize this garage storage system however you wish to.

One of the limitations of this cabinet comes from the middle partition. While it allows you to neatly organize small or tall/narrow items, it won’t accommodate bulkier objects.

If you’re looking for durable and versatile garage cabinets to help you keep your smaller items off your floor space, and you don’t also have large items to store, this Gladiator Premier Series freestanding garage cabinet is the best fit for your needs.

While this premium option is great, you can opt for the Seville Classics Ultra cabinet that is nearly half the price while offering similar functionality.

Pros
  • Adjustable shelves with hooks
  • Magnetic catch on doors
  • Has casters
Cons
  • Expensive


Best Budget Garage Cabinets

BUDGET
Plastic Freestanding Garage

A versatile, lightweight alternative to more permanent, unwieldy cabinets for the budget-minded consumer.

Key Features:

  • Dimensions: 35x71x18″
  • 4 shelves
  • Lightweight

One of the best features of this garage cabinet is its shelving versatility. With 4 full-length shelves, you can organize essentially any items in any arrangement that works for you.

Each shelf is adjustable to give you the height you need for each product type.

Since this cabinet is made of plastic, it is lightweight and much more mobile than other cabinets made of steel and other heavy materials. This means users can rearrange their garage as often as desired with relative ease.

If you will be using this cabinet in a place that others have access to, the lockable doors will be a great benefit to you. You’ll be able to keep all of your items safe from theft, and you’ll be able to protect your kids and pets from dangerous tools.

One of the downsides to purchasing this affordable garage cabinet is the lack of wheels. You best be sure that it is placed exactly where you need it to be before you fill it with items, because moving it later will not be an easy task.

Overall, this is a great cabinet to buy if you’re shopping on a budget and you’re looking for the freedom to organize a wide range of items. It’s fairly simple in design, but it will perform its function as desired.

Compared to the Husky 24-Gauge Steel, this cabinet is half the price but offers much less ability to store heavy items. You may want to consider spending a bit more so you can store more than just light items here and there.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to move around
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Not going to hold heavy items like tools


Best Garage Cabinet Drawer

ROLLING CABINET
Husky Heavy Duty Welded Drawer

If you’re looking for a secure, stable choice, there is no better option.

Key Features:

  • Dimensions: 28x32x21.5″
  • 5 drawers
  • Cabinet surface can be used as a workspace

One of the things you’ll appreciate most about this drawer unit is its heavy duty design. It is built to withstand all damage types, and it can easily support up to 1100 lbs of total weight (120 lbs per drawer and 500 lbs on the top surface).

One of my favorite features is that the cabinet surface doubles as a workspace. It is built low enough that the top of the cabinet is not wasted real estate, allowing you to maximize space efficiency and keep things neat and tidy simultaneously.

Another incredibly helpful feature is the drawer lock. With a single twist of a key, you can lock or unlock all the drawers at once. This is a great way to keep curious children away from dangerous tools.

The drawers in this cabinet are all quite shallow. Unless you plan on using the top surface as a storage space as well, this garage cabinet is only suitable for tool storage with a handful of larger objects in the bottom drawer.

Anyone searching for an all-around reliable product for storing tools and other smaller items should choose this Husky Heavy Duty Welded 18-Gauge Steel 5-Drawer garage cabinet. It’s affordable and will provide a great facelift to your workshop.

Even though this cabinet doesn’t have a shelf, I think that it’s still a great fit when used with the Husky 24-Gauge Steel.

Pros
  • 120lbs per drawer
  • Can hold 500lbs on top
  • Can use the top as a workspace
Cons
  • Doesn’t have casters


Best Wall Hanging Garage Cabinet

WALL HANGING
Gladiator Premier Series Steel

If floor space is a concern, this wall-hanging cabinet is the right choice.

Key Features:

  • Dimensions: 30x30x12″
  • 3 shelves
  • Pre-assembled

One of the most notable benefits of purchasing this model is that it will arrive pre-assembled. This saves you the time and hassle of building the unit yourself, so you can get right into organizing your garage.

One cool thing about this garage cabinet is the variable shelf height. You will be able to accommodate a number of different item types without wasting precious garage space

The 200 lb weight capacity is something that everyone can appreciate. As long as you secure it properly into wall studs or to GearWall Panels/GearTrack Channels and don’t overload an individual shelf, this durable cabinet can hold all of the important items you need.

The smaller capacity of this wall cabinet may become a problem for people who accumulate a lot of items destined for the garage. While the smaller space will force you to be more organized, it may also make access to each item more frustrating.

These cabinets can be a great alternative to more expensive rolling cabinets like the Gladiator Premier Series if you don’t have space. But if you use them together, you’ll have a knockout of a combo for storage options.

Pros
  • 200lb weight capacity
  • Modular
  • Variable shelf height
Cons
  • A bit expensive for what you get


Also Great Wall Hanging Garage Cabinet

RUNNER UP WALL HANGING
RYOBI Steel 3-Shelf

With easy access and helpful storage features, anyone needing a quick storage solution will appreciate this model.

Key Features:

  • Dimensions: 17x11x19″
  • 2 shelves
  • Tool hanging slots

One of the most unique things about this mounted garage cabinet is the peg holes on both sides. Items that don’t store well on shelves can still be lifted off the workspace or floor.

Another design element I like is the durable steel construction. It won’t easily give in to the wear and tear that comes with frequent use, and heavy/leaky items won’t damage the unit either.

The tool-hanging slots are another feature that is fairly unique to this model. It is a space-saving method of storing tools that keeps them within easy reach, so you won’t need to go digging through a tool chest for the things you use most often.

The biggest complaint I have about this mounted cabinet is how small it is. You will fill it up quite quickly, and only small items will fit on the shallow shelves.

If you’re looking for a more space-efficient way to get some items off a workspace in your garage, this affordable Ryobi mounted cabinet is the way to go. It doesn’t have a lot of storage space, but it is compact enough to fit in tight spaces and can help you declutter.

Compared to the Gladiator Premier Series, this option is much cheaper and will help you access your tools in a jiffy. Worth checking out as it’s almost 3x cheaper!

Pros
  • Great for tools
  • Durable steel construction
  • Peg holes for storage
Cons
  • Small 
  • Shelves are a bit shallow


Best Garage Cabinet Alternative

BEST SHELVING
Husky Black 4-Tier Heavy

If you have the space and the clutter that requires a large storage solution, this is the ideal option.

Key Features:

  • Dimensions: 77x78x24″
  • 4 shelves holding 2500lbs each
  • Shelves are adjustable

Users will be most impressed by the weight-bearing capacity of this garage storage cabinet: each shelf can support up to 2500 lbs, which is just staggering. Whether you have paint, automotive parts, heavy tools, or other work equipment to store, you can be sure that this unit will never buckle beneath the pressure.

The 4 shelves are adjustable in 3-inch increments, so you have the freedom to play around with the heights of each shelf to accommodate the items you need to store. This is a great way to maximize your efficiency and organization.

Another note to make is that this is one of the most durable garage shelves you’ll ever find. Its heavy-duty steel construction and coated finish ensure that it is essentially damage-proof. Longevity is certainly not an issue with this model.

The only downside to this unit is its immense size. It is one of the tallest and longest units on the market, so while it will help you organize, it will also take up a significant portion of the real estate in your garage.

If you have large, heavy items to store, or simply a LOT of items that need a place to live outside of your actual home, this is the garage cabinet for you. Its large size, incredible weight-bearing ability, and simple design make it the perfect storage space for pretty much anything.

Compared to the Gladiator Premier Series, this item offers much more storage space and is half the price. The biggest downside is that it won’t be mobile, so factor that in if you’re working in a busy workshop.

Pros
  • Supports up to 2500lbs
  • Easy access to everything
  • 4 adjustable shelves
Cons
  • Not a cabinet


Types of Garage Cabinets

Rolling

Rolling garage cabinets are going to be your best bet for garage storage systems. You may not think it’s so important, but you will if you need to make space and have to move a 400 pound garage cabinet.

In an optimal situation, all of the items in your garage would be on wheels, including your freezer and refrigerator. If you aren’t in your garage often or don’t use it as a workshop, then casters are going to be less important.

Free-standing

Free standing garage cabinets are going to be the most common type of garage storage systems. You’ll find plenty of free standing garage cabinets made from steel all the way to easy to move plastic budget options.

You can adjust the shelves and lock the doors, especially important if you have children walking around. While they aren’t going to be as optimal as rolling garage cabinets, they are a great alternative if you’re ok with a 100 to 300-pound object sitting in your garage.

Modular

Modular garage storage systems allow you to pick and choose exactly how you want your garage cabinets to be. They give you unique control over what types of cabinets you purchase as well as keeping the look uniform throughout.

One downside is, modular garage cabinets are expensive compared to other options out there. If you’re ok paying the price, then they’re some of the best garage cabinets you can find.

Gladiator is a well known brand that offers some of the best garage storage solutions.

Drawer

Consider drawers alongside your garage storage systems. They are a great way to store your tools, with 5 drawers like the Husky Heavy Duty Welded Drawer offers. You can even use the top as a worksurface too.

Consider either freestanding or wheeled options depending on the floor space available.

Garage Storage Systems

A garage storage system is an all-included set with everything you need. Garage storage systems range from affordable to downright expensive. The downside with sets is that you can’t choose the individual pieces and a set of 7 cabinets may be overkill for your garage storage needs.

What to Consider When Purchasing the Best Garage Cabinets

Portability

Consider this scenario, you’re working in your workshop and you realize that you need to shift some items around to make space. You realize that your garage cabinets are taking up all the space, and they’re full to the brim.

You’d be right to be upset in this situation! If you use your garage as a workshop, then it’s imperative that your garage storage system has casters.

You’ll thank yourself when you can shift everything around like legos and you won’t need to call on a friend to move around your 400 pound garage cabinets.

You may not get the best garage storage experience in this scenario, but you won’t have to deal with moving around heavy objects when you need them to be mobile.

Size

What can fit in your garage is as important as what your garage storage options are. Measure twice before you purchase any garage cabinets. This way, you won’t have any trouble once the delivery man arrives.

If your garage has low ceilings, you can always opt for overhead garage storage solutions and even consider garage door opener that installs on your wall. You have plenty of garage storage options even in small garages.

Adjustable shelving

No matter what types of tools you have, they’re going to be different shapes and sizes. As well as any paint cans, children’s toys, and other doo-dads you may want to stow away in your garage storage cabinets.

Adjustable shelving will make it easy to fit anything oddly shaped in your garage storage space. If you want to lock your cabinets and keep your saws (or other dangerous tools) out of reach of your children or pets, then adjustable shelves will make it that much easier.

Easy to install

If you’re not handy, then you’ll want to steer clear of any wall mounted garage cabinets storage solutions. You would have to locate studs and then mount your cabinets to your preferences.

Bigger garage cabinets do come pre-assembled, and they will make your life easier. You can also consider hiring a professional to install them for you if you feel that you aren’t capable.

Material

While plastic garage storage cabinets will be light, they won’t be able to support heavy items like metal garage cabinets will. You’ll want to consider what the garage cabinets are made out of. Some are even made out of wood, but they can suffer from rot if your garage is humid.

The best material for garage cabinets is often going to be steel. Stainless steel that’s maintained properly will be corrosion resistant and keep for a while longer than plastic alternatives.

Final Thoughts

Consider what type of garage storage systems are right for you before purchasing. Your garage size and what you use your garage for will all factor into your decision.

The best garage cabinets we could find was the Husky 24-Gauge Steel Freestanding Garage Cabinet. If you’re running low on space and budget, the Plastic Freestanding Garage Cabinet in Gray is also one of the best garage cabinets we could find.

You’ll find that the best garage cabinets will help your garage get organized as well as overhead garage storage racks. Don’t forget your garage storage containers as well!

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