Outdoor Plastic Storage Cabinets
We will look at several styles of outdoor plastic storage cabinets. They will come in several styles and colors that will match your outdoor space decor. Different things that need storage will require a different type of storage container. These resin cabinets can withstand the sun and most weather happenings without your stuff getting faded or wet.
I do use my verticle cabinet for storing many things that I want out of the way or just out of the weather. It has a lock to prevent small kids from getting in or others from taking what they need when I am not looking.
Now let us look at the styles and see what features will work best for your patio area storage needs, for other storage solutions for your patio stuff, see my post here.
Vertical storage cabinets
The advantage of vertical storage cabinets is that it is more like a stand up a refrigerator. It will have two doors that will open and most will have several shelves on the inside. This type of cabinet will be good for storing some of your small stuff like tableware, small yard decorations, watering items, towels and other small items that can be separated on the shelves.
The vertical storage cabinets will vary from a small side table size to some as big as a small shed. Some of the bigger shed size cabinets can hold quite a bit of your yard stuff. Rakes and shovels can be stored in the bigger cabinets.
Some of these types of cabinets will have some options not available on the chest type. One of these options is having wheels for mobility. This will let you move the cabinet even if it has your stuff in it. Mine has a lock on the wheels that turn so that if it is on an unlevel surface it will not roll.
Another option the vertical cabinet can have is the ability to be locked. Some will have a hole in each door that will match only when the door is closed for a padlock to fit.
Smaller cabinets will have space to have a lamp or other accessory on the top. Some of the side table cabinets blend in just like an end table.
To look at more examples of the verticle storage cabinets on my site, follow this link.
Horizontal storage cabinets
This is more like a chest freezer. A lot of resin benches will have the seat that will open to let you store your goods underneath. These types will also be good for additional seating. They make cushions just for storage benches so you can change the decor with the seasons if you wish.
You have a lid that opens and you can just dump your stuff in. This type will be good for storing your cushions from your furniture as they will lay flat inside. If you store too much small stuff, you will always be digging around to find what you need just like the chest freezer when you are looking for that bag of frozen peas for supper.
The horizontal cabinet can be purchased to match your decor as a side table or a bench. Unlike the vertical cabinet, you have to move the stuff on the top to get into your storage area.
To look at more examples of horizontal storage solutions for your patio, see my information with this link.
In my comparison of the two major types of outdoor plastic storage cabinets, I referred to them as refrigerators and freezers. There is an advantage to both types and some people will love to have the chest type for larger items. I prefer the vertical type for smaller items, as you seem to be able to see more of your stuff and the shelves can help separate your stuff. If you are looking for storage for just your cushions and table decorations a horizontal cabinet would be better.
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Great site and interesting information.
I especially like the idea of deck box seating. This would be ideal for me as I have a very small and narrow garden with little elbow room. This can serve a double purpose 🙂
This will be an item that I will be doing a review on soon.
Thanks for sharing. I love visiting your website and getting all these great ideas. Very Helpful!
Keep coming back for more ideas.
Nice selection of storage types to show what is possible. Maybe at some point you can examine what’s available in generator covers/shelters.
Only covers that are available for generators will be when they are in storage. I will look into it. It may have to come from the maker of the type of generator that you have.
Hello. As someone who has nowhere near enough storage space inside, I was interested and inspired by this article on outdoor plastic cabinets. Many thanks!
Most people do not have any storage outside. They must bring in things that will not weather. Outside storage is a must if you are going to enjoy your outdoor space.