Garage Organizer System Cost

In this guide

Design process
Garage size
System elements
Labor
Enhancements
Additional Considerations

How much does it cost to install a garage organizer system?

Garage organizer systems are storage structures built to provide comprehensive storage and sorting options for typical garage and household items. Having one can help you keep your garage free of clutter, create more space, and make it easier to locate specific items. In this guide, we take a look at the average cost of installing a garage organizer.

Design process

Planning the design and layout of your garage organizer system can be done on your own, or with the help of the company you’re purchasing from. Some companies include this in the price if they specialize in setting up garage organization systems, but some may charge for the design and planning stage as a separate service. Design consultations generally start at $100.

While designing your system, you should consider the hobbies of everyone in the household, as well as typical chores, and what items are currently stored in the garage. Thinking about what particular items you need to accommodate will help you select suitable elements and features for your system.

Garage size

Your garage size and the size of the space you want your system to be placed greatly affects your total cost. Typical prices for systems based on size are as follows:

  • Small garages and spaces - $800-$2,000
  • Medium garages and spaces - $1,500-$3,000
  • Large garages and spaces - $3,000-$7,600

System elements

Should you choose to personally create a customized system design, many manufacturers make it easy to select and combine different elements. Below is a table listing common storage pieces and costs:

ElementCost
Cabinets$50-$450
Drawers$50-$450
Workbench$150-$2,150
Overhead storage$50-$170
Baskets$2-$20
Flat/slatwall rails$35-$150 per set
Pegboards$10-$115
Sports rack$20-$140
Bike rack$70-$100
Shelves$15-$60
Bins$2-$20
Hooks$2-$10


You can also purchase pre-made garage organizer sets rather than build your own through mixing and matching elements. Full cabinet systems can be purchased for $800-$3,500. High-end, specialist brands charge $1,000-$7,600 for sets.

Labor

Delivery charges may be included depending on the company you choose from, but if not, they typically start at $60.

Flat fees for installation services start at $90 for simple, inexpensive systems. Complex, expensive systems can incur as much as $780 in installation fees. Some companies charge per individual item, and this fee can be anywhere from $30 to $40. If the company charges hourly rates, count on $60-$90 per hour.

It’s also often possible to DIY your pickup and installation.

Enhancement and improvement costs

Lighting and outlets

Adding lighting around your garage organization system can make it easier to find and store your items, as well as use the workbench or any other working areas that are a part of your system. Electricians generally charge $65-$85 per hour. Individual light features usually cost $85-$185, including both purchase and professional installation. Minimal wiring costs $1,200, and adding a new outlet averages $100-$200.

Epoxy 1 flooring

Adding epoxy 1 flooring to garages and industrial spaces is common because it is a very strong, durable material that can withstand heavy usage. The average cost of adding epoxy 1 flooring to a typical 20’ x 24’ garage is $2,230-$4,015.

Paint

Painting the walls of your garage can give them a neater appearance. This can cost you between $0.50 and $1.60 per sq. ft. of wall area. The average price to paint a typical 20’ x 24’ garage is $350-$1,125.

Additional considerations and costs

DIY

It’s possible to design, pick up, and install your garage organizer system on your own. You will need basic tools like screwdrivers, screws, hammers, and nails. Keep in mind that some items are heavy, and may need to be lifted and held in place while installing. It’s advised that DIY installations should be done with at least 2 people.

References and portfolios

If you are hiring a company to design, build, and install your garage organization system, you should always ask for references and look at their portfolios. Doing this will help you evaluate the company’s professionalism and quality of service.

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Cost to install a garage organizer system varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Arlington, TX
+6%
Augusta, GA
-13%
Baltimore, MD
+12%
Brooklyn, NY
+16%
Charlotte, NC
+6%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Cincinnati, OH
+6%
Cleveland, OH
+7%
Colorado Springs, CO
-3%
Columbus, OH
+5%
Denver, CO
+1%
Des Moines, IA
+1%
Detroit, MI
+16%
Durham, NC
-1%
El Paso, IL
-11%
Fort Worth, TX
+6%
Greenfield, IN
-12%
Indianapolis, IN
+6%
Jacksonville, FL
-1%
Kansas City, KS
+16%
Kansas City, MO
+4%
Knoxville, TN
+10%
Lake Worth, FL
-2%
Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Louisville, KY
-7%
Madison, WI
+13%
Memphis, TN
+11%
Mesa, AZ
-2%
Miami, FL
+1%
Minneapolis, MN
+25%
Monroe, NC
-6%
Norfolk, VA
-6%
Omaha, NE
-10%
Parker, CO
+3%
Portland, OR
+11%
Raleigh, NC
-3%
Reno, NV
0%
Richmond, VA
+4%
Rome, NY
-12%
Sacramento, CA
+8%
Saint Louis, MO
+16%
Saint Paul, MN
+20%
San Jose, CA
+33%
Seattle, WA
+9%
Spokane, WA
-17%
Vancouver, WA
-12%
Washington, DC
+23%
Wichita, KS
-13%
Woodbridge, VA
+2%

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