By justin. Drawer. Published at Monday, July 03rd, 2017 - 08:46:11 AM.
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 Keep Clean and Organized With Drawer Organizers Drawers are a perfect place to store all your valuables that you dont want lying around. Finding small items can be easily found if they are placed properly in organized drawers. This is not the case when your drawer is messy and cluttered. In all of our kitchens, we store most of our clutter and kitchen ware in drawers to keep the area clean and out of site. With the help of drawer organizers and drawer boxes you can properly place items like spoons and forks in separate places in the drawer. Fetching a spoon for a yummy ice cream dessert cannot be any harder. Storing your kitchen cutlery in an organized drawer will make you feel at peace as your equipment will be stored away from dirt and dust that may be present in the kitchen air. In the bedroom, most people have problems with the clothing drawers. Most of the time, drawers get mixed up when you search for your favorite pair of socks in a packed drawer. It is recommended to use custom drawers so that you can make use of all the space for your clothing items. If you dont have the budget for a custom drawer, you can simply make use of drawer organizers to separate your socks from your handkerchiefs. By taking these simple precautions, you can have a more organized chest of drawers. If you are at work and find that your desk drawer is gradually getting full and un-organized, you might want to remove the clutter. Most owners do not realize that they store items that can be discarded. If you have extra office supplies, you can give them to your office mates or simply return them to the stock room for future use. Your drawer will become less crowded. You can also use drawer organizers or boxes to store your fasteners, staples, rubber bands and paper clips. Drawer boxes are also ideal to store envelopes and papers you dont want exposed on your desktop. If you are thinking about buying some drawer organizers, you might want to consider the material. You want to find a drawer organizer that is easy to clean and that does not attract dust and dirt to its material. Plastic drawer organizers are perfect for the kitchen and office areas. If you are going to buy a drawer organizer for the bathroom, you might want to consider moisture resistant materials as most of the items in the bathroom get wet often. If you are buying a number of drawer organizers you might want to ask the shop attendant if the organizers are stackable and if they have a locking mechanism. Some drawer organizers require installation while some do not require any at all; consider the drawer you are going to put it in and also the things that you will store in its components. There are many shapes and sizes of drawer organizers you can choose from at your local drawer or hardware store. If your room follows a certain color or design, this will not be a problem as manufacturers have considered a wide range of looks to suit any space in your house. In the bedroom, most people have problems with their clothes. Most of the time drawers get mixed up when you search for your favorite pair of socks in a packed drawer. It is recommended to use customs drawers so that you can make use of all the space for your clothing items. If you dont have the budget for a custom drawer you can simply make use of drawer organizers to separate your socks from your handkerchiefs.
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.
Drawer Pulls For Home Safety When you look around your home what do you think about? The colors? The décor style? About a few things you would like to clean up? These are all common thoughts as people study their homes. Unfortunately, they dont always think about safety. This is especially true when it comes to drawer pulls and other cabinet hardware. Whether you realize it or not those drawer pulls, and other pieces of cabinet hardware, can be an accident waiting to happen. This is especially true if you have small children in the house. As soon as babies start being able to move around the home by them, everything within their reach becomes a play toy to them. But, what you may not realize is that those drawer pulls that are now within their reach may be their newest threat threat. Impact Threat The first threat from the drawer pulls is that they may be what are called an impact threat. That means the drawer pulls will have a physical impact on your child and could harm them. While many drawer pulls are rounded and are simple c-shaped pieces that allow for the opening of the drawer, there are other drawer pulls, which are more ornate. These drawer pulls may have pointed ends that accent the overall look of the piece. These pointed ends are a disaster waiting to happen with your baby. When babies are first trying to walk around, they will use anything they can grab a hold of to pull themselves up. When they grab a hold of your drawer pulls they will pull up on them to be able to stand. But, babies are wobbly. They are not going to stay up too long, and when they fall there is no way to tell which way they are going to tumble. If they tumble forward, they could well fall into the pointed end of the drawer pulls and be hurt. Opening Threat The other threat made out of the combination of babies and drawer pulls is babies being able to get inside those drawers. Think about the things you have packed away in drawers throughout your house. There are numerous chemicals and mixtures they should not be ingesting. While you know not to eat these things, babies put everything in their mouth. That means any cleaning supplies, make up or other items they are able to find when they grab a hold of those drawer pulls are going to end up in their mouth. So how do you make your home safer? Dealing with the impact threat is relatively easy. Make sure you have rounded door handles that will not be an impact threat to the baby. The second threat takes a little more work. You need to go around your house and assess what is behind all of those drawer pulls. If there are things you dont want your baby chewing on or putting in his or her mouth, you need to invest in drawer safety latches. These latches will hold the drawer shut, no matter how much your baby tugs on the drawer pulls.
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