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What are the Different Types of Modular Storage?

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  • Written By: Desi C.
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 16 May 2018
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Modular storage units provide storage solutions for situations where space is limited, in areas that are in need of organization, or a combination of both. Because of their simplicity, modular storage is a popular choice for both personal and business use. Manufactures and designers have created an array of designs, making modular storage an affordable and diverse option for buyers and do it yourself enthusiasts.

Some modular storage units are sold in sets, and can be put together and used in any way a purchaser chooses. Modular storage units can be set up as closet systems, to organize rooms, as room dividers, or to add flavor and display a specific type of decorating style. Everything from simple cube storage units to more complex, interlocking systems are available for purchase online, from traditional catalogs, and from home organizing stores.

Because storage units come in an array of colors and finishes, they can actually be the focal point of a room, where knick-knacks and important decor can be displayed. Some storage units come in an unfinished state so that the do-it-yourself decorator can tailor the furniture to a preferred color or design preference.

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Modular storage units are also used in many places of business. Storage units made of rust free metal are built to be durable, and they are often used in places such as automobile repair shops and manufacturing locations. Options for such things as computer cabinets are often included, and these are useful because they help keep debris and dust from damaging computers and other equipment.

With so many people now working from home on either a full-time or part-time basis, the need for modular home office furniture has increased, and many companies now offer this type of product. Most of the furniture is available in a kit or package, with easy to follow set up instructions. Storage of this type helps keep work and projects separate from personal life, and helps people take advantage of as much space as possible. Shelves, book cases, cubby holes, and even ergonomic chairs can be purchased in matching colors and finishes, and in a style that complements home decor.

For those people who choose to build their own modular storage unit, there are some basic materials and many options for accessories and expanding the storage area. Wooden shelves of various sizes and finishes, pegs, drawers, racks, and cabinet doors can all be added or installed to help tailor a modular storage unit. With some creativity and planning, storage units can help keep a busy person or company organized, and keep precious space available for other furniture or projects.

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