By justin. Drawer. Published at Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 - 02:26:11 AM.
Stop Digging Through Your Kitchen Drawers Every Time You Need Something You know the drill...every time you are cooking or baking and need something from "that drawer", you cringe as you open it because you know what lies ahead...a big mess of kitchen utensils that you will have to shuffle through in order to find that little tiny measuring spoon, probably buried in the back. Any kitchen drawer can easily become cluttered with a vast array of contents. You can combat this clutter by utilizing drawer organizers. Drawer organizers are made from a variety of materials for a variety of uses. The most basic are made of plastic and come oversized so you can trim them down. These are normally called trim-to-fit or trimmable drawer trays. They come in various sizes in configurations for utensils, flatware & cutlery and junk drawers. Some even come in dual-tiers, one smaller tray slides over the top of the larger bottom tray, making the most of the height of the drawer as well as the width and length. Blum makes a nice line of design-it-yourself metal drawer organizers that are sold as kits or each piece can be purchased separately for a. You can configure them however you like; flatware, cutlery, utensil or maybe you want to combine a large drawer into utensil and cutlery. Sick of those junk drawers? Design yourself a nice organization system to conquer those messy junk drawers once and for all. Some drawer organizers are made of wood and generally match the interior of your drawers. Sometimes these can be purchased pre-installed in the drawers when you purchase new cabinets. If you are not purchasing new cabinets and just want to organize your drawers but like the look of wood versus plastic or metal, there are options out there for. These might have to be ordered to size or they may come as trimmable units. One nice wood organizer is the drawer spice rack. This is a very elegant way to organize your spices in a spot that is easily accessible when you need them. Although it may seem that you will never be able to organize those messy, cluttered drawers, it is possible if you have the correct tools. Purchasing and installing drawer organizers is a giant step in the right direction. If organizing your drawers does not alleviate the mess and clutter then you might need to move beyond organizing and start prioritizing. This would involve getting rid of the stuff you dont really need and organizing whats left.
Shopping for Antique Drawer Pulls Antique drawer pulls are a great way to pay homage to times past, and they can add a classic look of elegance for any space. The most common use for these pulls is on antique furniture, but some people also choose an antique style for their kitchen or bathroom cabinets. Whatever the reason for selecting antique drawer pulls, there are a number of things that must be considered before a decision is made. It is important to realize that there are many different periods that are considered antique, and even within this wide range of styles there will still be plenty of decisions to make. Most antique pulls are made of metal, and it is rare to find any that are made of other materials. Glass might also be coming onto the antique drawer scene now, but metal is still the predominant material. However, the metal that was used to make antique drawer pulls may be different than the metal that is used in pulls today. Here are some other things that will be very helpful to understand the process of shopping for antique pulls. Style While you might think that the style of the antique drawer pulls has already been selected, remember that antique covers many different styles over many centuries. Some antique drawer pulls are very ornate, while others are far simpler. Most people choose antique because they like the ornate designs many drawer pulls once had, but some people also like the simpler days. It all just depends on what kind of design and style you are using in your kitchen or bathroom. It also depends on whether you are purchasing the pulls for a piece of furniture that is actually antique and just needs new hardware. Material The question of material is a little bit more complicated for antique drawer hardware than it is for todays hardware. This is because while most of the pieces are metal, truly authentic-looking pieces may not be made of the same types of metal used today. It is up to you to determine how authentic you want the pieces to be. Truly antique pieces are sometimes made of cast iron, which is not in use much today. However, it may be worth it to pay the extra money for a piece that is made of cast iron because this will truly complete the antique look you are trying to accomplish. Other Considerations There are also some other important considerations that must be made when choosing drawer pulls, whether they are antique or not. For example, remember to take into account the size of the hardware and the size of the drawer. This is especially important with antique drawer pulls because often the more ornate patterns can take up quite a bit of space on the drawers. In some cases it may be a good idea to find hardware that comes in several different sizes. This way it will be a lot easier to match the size of the drawer with the size of the hardware in a proportional way. In addition to proportions, also remember that some antique pulls look very dainty and small. These smaller pulls may not look great on very large, clunky drawers. The size of the hardware should make it look like it belongs on the drawer. It may help to measure the size of the drawers face and then measuring the size of the drawer pull before making a decision. Do not forget to factor in the size of the base pieces of the hardware because that is what can really make the hardware mesh well with the drawer.
A Guide to Understanding Drawer Slides When it comes to choosing a drawer slide, there are a variety of factors to take into consideration. In addition to the ease of sliding and base material, how the slides are mounted is an important factor. This classification determines the amount of weight the drawer can hold, how easy the installation is and the length of extension. Here is a breakdown of 5 of the most popular types along with the features of each. Bottom-mount- These slides have two rails mounted on the bottom of the drawer (one on each side). The slides are hidden from sight, and leave the drawer sides without clutter. They are typically used in kitchens, bathrooms and other rooms where storage is a top priority. Since they can hold more weight, they are ideal for heavier loads, and are generally full extension drawers (or very close to full extension), allowing you to easily take the drawer out for cleaning or moving. This type of slide is very easy to install, making it a popular option among many homeowners. Blum drawer slides are popular for bottom-mount options. Center-mount- These are installed under the center of the drawer and stretch from the front to the back of the drawer. They are invisible from the top and hold a light to medium weight (making them ideal for smaller drawers). You usually cannot fully remove the door with this type of mount. Typically old furniture was made with a center-mount drawer slide, so you may notice that on certain pieces of vintage furniture. The best part about center-mount drawer slides is that they are very easy to install. Side-mount- Side-mount drawer slides are a very popular type of drawer slide that is used often in kitchens and bathrooms. In this type of slide, two rails are installed on both sides of the drawer. They are widely available in different lengths, materials and weights, so its easy to find slides that are right for your home. These slides are very visible when drawers are open and slightly lessens the drawer width. They can be used to hold more weight than other types of slides, so they come in handy with larger loads. European- European drawer slides are often used with frameless or face-frame cabinets since they are easy to mount. They have an "L"- shaped frame which mounts directly to the bottom of the drawer without any hassle. On this type of slide, the hinge is completely concealed from the outside, which offers a professional and more modern look. These are generally fairly inexpensive, making them a popular option for those remodeling their homes. Hettich drawer slides are popular for European epoxy options. Ball-bearing- Ball-bearing drawer slides often replace the popular center-mount slides. The ball bearings allow for easy use with minimal disruption or noise. Some models even allow you to press on the sides of the slides to fully remove the drawer from the base, which allows for easy transportation when moving or just for drawer cleaning. Other models are self-closing. Understanding the benefits of the different types of drawer slides is very important to the DIY-er. Aesthetics and load capacity are very important factors in the decision.
How to Choose Bedroom Furniture - Choosing a Chest of Drawers A chest of drawers is one of the most practical pieces of furniture that you can buy. You can use a chest of drawers for storing clothes, jewellery and many other items, so that your bedroom looks clutter-free, and you can also place items such as ornaments, a mirror or a television on the top of your chest of drawers. However, when choosing any new piece of furniture, there are a number of things that you should consider. In this article, we provide some hints and tips on how to find the perfect set of drawers for your bedroom. Size The first thing to think about is the size of drawers that you want. You will need to work out where you want to place it and measure up. Its important to take some time to think about where you want to put your new furniture. If its made of wood, for example, you should place it out of direct sunlight in order to stop it from fading, and you should also make sure that it isnt next to a direct heat source, such as a radiator. Make sure that you leave enough space around your drawers for you to be able to move around your bedroom without having to squeeze by it and, if you are intending to place it near to your bedroom door, make sure that there will be enough space for you to open and close the door properly. One of the most important things to do when measuring up for a new chest of drawers is to ensure that you leave enough space for the drawers to be opened fully. Style and Quality When choosing a new chest of drawers, make sure that you buy one that is practical. Think about how many drawers you want and how deep or wide they need to be. Its easy to underestimate how much room you are likely to need, and its better to have some free space in your chest of drawers than to find that you cant fit everything in. If you want to store underwear or other items of clothing in your chest of drawers, you will probably find that you are using it every day, so choose something sturdy, so that it will stand the test of time. Make sure that you choose a high-quality chest of drawers. The drawers should open smoothly and be constructed using dovetail joints. The drawer handles should be fixed securely in order to be able to stand up to regular use. You should also make sure that your new chest of drawers will fit in with the style of your bedroom and either match or contrast effectively with the rest of the furniture in the room. If you are considering replacing the rest of the furniture in your bedroom, you may want to consider buying a bedroom set. Bedroom sets usually consist of several pieces of matching furniture and beds, such as a drawers and a wardrobe, or a chest of drawers and a bedside table.
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