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Drawers buying guide

Posted on 3rd June 2017 by Robes & Rails

Chests of drawers form an integral part of a bedroom suite, offering excellent compact storage capabilities. From jeans to jewellery and tops to towels, drawers are an ideal storage solution for any belongings which don’t need to be hung up in a wardrobe.

With bespoke furniture options, you needn’t just settle for a plain, one-size-fits-all set of drawers. Drawers should meet your requirements and to help you find your perfect set, we’ve put together this buying guide.

 

Size

The first thing you should consider before selecting a chest of drawers is the size that you will need. This will be determined by the amount of belongings you have to store and the size of the room the drawers will be placed in.

If you need a lot of storage space then, clearly, a larger chest of drawers will be necessary. However, with bespoke furniture, the configuration of drawers can be entirely personalised to fit your needs. For example, if you need to store bulky items – such as bedding, towels and jumpers – then large, deep drawers will be best. On the other hand, smaller items will be suited to shallow, smaller drawers; these items in large drawers would get lost and it would be an inefficient use of space.

In regards to the size of your room, wider units will do well in larger rooms where sprawling furniture won’t swamp a space. In smaller rooms, tall and narrow units work well as they make the most of vertical space, leaving valuable floor space free.

 

Style

Practicality is one aspect of choice, but ensuring the drawers suit your bedroom is also very important. Choosing a cheap option that ‘does the job’ won’t give you style or a cohesive and attractive complete bedroom. For this reason, the best choice is to invest in drawers that you love, that match your other furniture, that will be long-lasting, and meet your precise needs.

Innovative and smart ways to add extra drawer storage into your room can be seen in some of our Robes ‘n’ Rails collections. Our classic and elegant stepped dressing table in the Surrey collection provides generous drawer space combined with tabletop areas perfect for makeup and jewellery or ornaments. For a sleek, modern look, the floating vanity unit and bedside drawers in our Roma collection are the perfect blend of functionality and flair.  

 

Finishing touches

The personalised finishing touches are what elevates a standard unit to your drawers. With a wide range of styles and finishes of handles and knobs, Robes ‘n’ Rails can help you add extra finesse to your furniture. What’s more, with options for soft close finishes, useful drawer inserts and special sensor-operated in-drawer lighting, you can ensure your drawers are the ultimate storage space.

Robes ‘n’ Rails provide our Lincoln customers with a premier range of top quality fitted furniture. With over 30 years of experience, we can ensure our tailored furnishings – including furniture for bedrooms, offices and living rooms – will be designed and built to fit into your space perfectly. For a free design consultation, or for more information about our products and services, get in touch with our knowledgeable team today.

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