Think your metal storage cabinets are just cold, utilitarian staples of the warehouse? You’re not challenging yourself!
Whether you buy them brand new or you’ve got several in your workspace you’re looking to repurpose, those old metal cabinets are more versatile than you think.
Metallics in the home are set to be a significant trend for 2018. If you’re looking to get a jump start on the hottest home styles, here’s a few ideas to get you started!
Do Up your Den
Some people immediately go for dark woods and muted earth tones when they think about dens and “man caves.” That might’ve worked for grandpa – time to try something new!
Why not go for an industrial look? Imagine your basement or garage den having a gleaming, metallic look – with just the right bit of grit.
Metal storage cabinets work great in this bold setting. Try it out, and you’re sure to like it.
Help in the Kitchen
Your kitchen probably already has cabinets and shelves. Why bother putting in some metal cabinets?
Here’s why – those metallic surfaces are magnetic. Think of the extra storage space you can create by affixing magnetic containers to the interior and exterior of the doors!
You could even paint the surface of a cabinet with chalkboard paint. Voila – you have an instant chalkboard! Add a magnetic chalk holder, and you’re good to go!
The Retro Modern Office
Everyone’s got their favorite black and white movie from back in the day. You’re sure to see the office of a fast-talking reporter or a down on his luck gumshoe.
In those offices, there’s always a few metal storage cabinets. Bring them into your home office to add a touch of retro flair – but with a modern eye.
Bonus: those old cabinets hold up to a lot. Feel free to bang them and slam them to your heart’s content!
Liven Up Your Living Room
Because they are so sturdy, as previously mentioned, these metal cabinets can stand up to everyday wear and tear.
They make fantastic side tables while adding a bit more storage space to the front room. You can store books, video games, or DVDs in them and place a lamp on top.
Working with slender, vertical lockers? Add a bit of shelving to the inside, and you’ll find they make excellent bookcases.
Metal Storage Cabinets Bonus Tips
Not happy with the dull grey exterior? Grab a spray can and go wild.
Try painting them bold colors or even adding patterns with a stencil.
Remember how we said metallics were big for 2018? You can go bold – but the subtle look is also in. Think about painting only the edges or just the feet for an exciting look.
What Are You Waiting For?
Now that you know how great metal storage cabinets will look in your house, you’re probably champing at the bit to start decorating with them!
Lucky for you, we’ve got tons of options that are sure to fire up your inner decorator! Take a look at our metal cabinets and shelves and add a fresh industrial touch to your home!