The Garage Dude Blog

Garage Cabinets - Redline Garage Gear and Storewall

Posted by Chris Watkins on Sunday, 18 Jul 2010 1:51 AM

Garage Themes is a proud partner with Redline Garage Gear, the premier garage organization and cabinet system in North America.

When we first looked at cabinet systems for the garage, one thing was clear, cabinet vendors simply wanted to sell their "products," but only Redline Garage Gear wanted to help customers with a quality garage solution that could meet their needs and look good too!  With over 300 different garage storage cabinet configurations, Redline Garage Gear offers a customized solution at a very competitive price.

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From an off-the-floor design to a rugged powder-coated finish, Workbench Cabinets are designed to take nearly anything everyday life can throw at them. And with our industry-leading Lifetime Warranty, you’ll enjoy these garage storage cabinets for a long, long time!

Free Design ConsultationAnd if space is an issue, take a look at our Slimline Cabinets. They're designed to mix-and-match with Workbench Cabinets

For Garage Themes, it was very obvious that Redline had a proven system that would be well received by our customers. Additionally, Redline has helped dealer agents compete within the Garage Enhancement market with additional garage products such as storeWALL storage wall systems, overhead racks and more.  

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Garage Mahal - Adding a Garage Sink Cabinet to your Workspace

Posted by Chris Watkins on Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 10:32 AM

With Redline Garage Gear, adding a garage sink cabinet to your workbench is simple as Garage Gear are open backed cabinets. You can easily utilize existing plumbing locations where cabinets can be located and a simple countertop sink cutout can be used to add your sink.

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This is a great solution for many while solving cleaning challenges as you can clean-up yourself and workspace before even leaving Free Design Consultationthe garage.  A side advantage is your spouse is less likely to complain since you enter your house clean while eliminating those unsightly utility sinks commonly found in today's garage.

Tags: Garage Cabinets, Redline Garage Gear, Garage Workbenches, Garage Sink Cabinets

Dream Garages - Designing your Special Space!

Posted by Chris Watkins on Tuesday, 08 Jun 2010 3:59 PM

Building your dream garage should be a fun and simple process given the options available to homeowners today.  There are a multitude of garage flooring solutions, cabinets for garages and garage organization solutions.  Additionally, many garage storage accessories exist to ensure your space not only functions well, but looks good too!  garage mahal

Considering most homes built, within the last 20 years, have very limited storage spaces, the garage has become the dumping ground for many; the end result being that unsightly disorganized space.  Today, most homes have a two or three car garage, and among those garages, most have at least one, if not more, garage door openers.  Have you ever considered that you probably utilize the garage as the main entrance to your home?  Yet, did you have a busy day at the office only to come home, click the remote for your garage door opener and drive into a bland, dark and cluttered parking space?Retro Garage

Now imagine that same space, with adequate and safe lighting, storage cabinets and storage wall accessories such as bins, hooks and baskets.  Take that a step further with fresh paint, and garage

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accessories that help you style the space.  This can include everything from easy to clean floor coatings, to neon signs, sports memorabilia and more.  Ever thought about driving into your garage space that represents a 1950's or 60's theme, complete with custom designed garage flooring, retro gas pumps, and your favorite sports team colors.  You can even design a space to work on your favorite hobbies while hanging out with friends and family.

Don't let your garage be that boring space that looks like the neighbors, turn it into something fun and usable, while adding investment value to your home.

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Storage Cabinet Linear Foot Pricing Metric - Best Practice or Myth

Posted by Chris Watkins on Thursday, 20 May 2010 8:35 AM

Occasionally, customer prospects will ask me what is the linear footage cost for your cabinets?  Admittedly, that is a question I have always found difficult to answer - here is why.

Now I am not trying to tell customers cost isn't a valid question, but given that my company utilizes three different cabinet manufacturers and literally hundreds of cabinet configuration choices along with the fact that this particular question only deals with a very fundamental concern (i.e., project budget), the reality is the question completely avoids the customers storage need considerations altogether.

Think about that for a moment - of course cost for a solution is an important consideration, but I never approach my customers that way except to ask them have they considered a budget for their project.  I am most interested in helping my customers determine their garage storage and organization needs.  It is a given that if I can't match the customers needs to their budget goals, I will not get their business.  Does the customer need large storage pantry cabinets or lots of drawers and workbench space?  The price per lineal foot between these two examples will be considerable which is one reason I find the lineal footage metric not very useful. This is one reason our company has multiple options and cabinet manufacturers to help a client match their specific needs and budget goals.

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Why is all this important you ask, simple really.  Let's say a customer prospect asks me, how much is your average cost per lineal foot?  If I simply throw out a number like $180.00 per foot, I have done nothing to match that cost to the customers specific needs.  Potential customers may walk away from the call and I never hear from them again, which is unfortunate as our company most likely has the best system to meet both their storage needs and budget.  Customers that work with our company get free consultation to design a garage system that meets their needs.  I have worked with clients through 10 iterations of a design to make sure we have developed a garage system that is exactly what they want and need.  Although the consulting is offered free of charge, of course changes to the final garage system will influence the purchased price, which is one of my major concerns over using a metric like average linear footage to rough out a pricing structure for clients.  It's a misleading practice that doesn't produce the best result.

Customers that focus on their short and long-term garage storage needs while working with their garage vendor to find a good solution balanced to their project budget will gain the best storage system.

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