So in the course of this renno, I've acquired a few larger/more bulky power tools (portable table saw, compound sliding miter/stand, 13" planer, etc..). Currently I am using the soon-to-be kitchen pantry for storing them. When the pantry is being finished in a few weeks, the tools need to find a new home. My options are:
Basement utility room. Small room that houses the water pressure tank, water heater and furnace. Has drains in the floor, but can get a tad bit damp. I'd put in some hooks/shelves to keep the tools off the floor. However, storing the tools here would make this room VERY cramped, and make accessing the utilities in there, a bit of a hassle.
Detached Garage. Very large garage, tons of room, nice and dry. The downside- it is unheated, and I am in Minnesota, so it will get quite cold in the winter.
Thoughts on the best route to go? Will extreme cold damage the tools? If so, they'll stay indoors, and I'll deal with the inconvenience in the utility room. If not, the garage seems like an ideal place to store them.