Bedroom chests can vary in size and design but usually have a combination of smaller drawers sat over larger drawers. Most choices of bedroom chest will be called, such as a 2 over 4 chest or a 3 over 4 chest. When buying a chest keep this in your mind as the upper layer of drawers will usually be smaller, if you require every one of the drawers to be the same size aim towards getting a chest that’s just a “4 drawer chest”. Smaller drawers can be practical for socks, underwear, rolled up ties and even make-up and accessories. Additionally, there are a huge array of drawer separators on the market now designed particularly for organising smaller objects inside a single drawer.
In the kitchen, dining area and living area most drawers which are in use are out of a sideboard or dresser however with such a huge selection of chests drawers now available you will find many which are suitable for all these rooms. A chest could be used to store location mats, cutlery, instruction guides or guides books. Contemporary designers are now building modern and often quite funky chest suitable for any area of the home. A few of the designs found include piling up the drawers in an odd angle and integrating bright colours so that the chest becomes a stick out piece of furniture. In spite of the numerous quirks every chest remains a functional piece of home furniture.
Just because there are children or grandchildren at the home doesn’t mean there has to be an unsightly toy box at amongst the carefully selected furniture. Adding a toy chest of drawers to the space will continue to keep the toys neat and orderly (even if it’s the adults that wind up putting them off) and easy to discover when the search begins for this particular favorite toy. Many chests are designed with very deep drawers, particularly in the bottom of the chest perfect for toys and games, with varying depths of drawers as you move up the chest the top level drawers could be used for paper and tape.
The junk drawer can look in any of the above mentioned types of chest whether it’s in the kitchen or bedroom you may often find the very same types of items in them from household to household. These might consist of half used boxes of matches, security pins, homemade gifts or cards from the kids, pens that no longer function and a deck of playing cards. If it does seem familiar there’s a strong chance you have no idea what is currently on your “junk drawer” but you realize they are items you simply can’t throw off. Having worked for a furniture company in past life we once had a chest returned and replaced due to a damage only to discover the customer hadn’t emptied out their junk drawer before returning it. After the customer was informed it was decided we had no other option but to ship up the contents of the drawer and then reunite them as they just could not remember what was previously in there and if it was significant.