Metal storage cabinets provide a functional way to organize work space and cut down on clutter. They are most frequently used in garage or workshop settings to keep tools, cables and other maintenance gear arranged and easy to access. In an office or commercial environment, metal storage cabinets serve as a tidy way to keep supplies, ranging from paper goods to chemicals accessible to all.
At home, metal cabinets placed over a washer and dryer maximizes floor space and creates room for storing detergents and other household cleaners. Metal cabinets also work well in a craft room, providing ample shelf space to store supplies.
While most metal storage cabinets are used for practical, multipurpose storage solutions, they can also be re-purposed as regular household furniture. Home design website Houzz.com offers an extensive photo gallery of ideas for using metal storage cabinets in almost every room of the house, from the bathroom to a play space. Besides the traditional function a metal cabinet offers, they can also provide a contemporary design form with clean lines. Painting metal cabinets in bright colors adds a pop of color and adds a trendy industrial vibe to the room. Vintage design style frequently uses metal cabinets to provide an interesting contrast with more traditional furnishings.