Published at Thursday, February 01st 2018. by Charmine Boivin in Dressers.
Adding a dresser to your bedroom can be just the right solution to your need for additional storage space. If you find that youre running out of closet space a dresser can give you the extra storage that you need while also giving you a place to put a mirror and other personal items. However what one person needs in a dresser can be very different from the next person. For example you may need a dresser strictly for storage or you may need one to double as a bedroom vanity. Therefore before you go shopping its very important to know exactly what you need in a dresser. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect dresser for your bedroom.
Be careful of cheap oak dressers. Remember that oak dressers are usually expensive. If you find a piece that is rather cheap beware as there are many manufacturers who use cheaper quality wood to manufacture the dresser and then coat it with oak veneer. With the help of these veneers this cheaper dresser looks very much like an oak dresser.
Dressers with mirrors are usually placed in the bedroom as "vanity stations". Most dressers with mirrors are low about 2-3 feet tall with a slot for a low stool or chair. The cabinets and drawers flank the space for the chair. These dressers have big tops that function as tables to place cosmetics and other trinkets. The cabinets and drawers usually are not deep and spacious as smaller articles are usually placed in them. Newer designs of dressers with mirrors take out the space for the chair and replace them with cabinets. Furthermore newer designs are taller and have more spacious cabinets. Newer designs seem to combine the functionalities of a vanity station and a storage space for clothes and bigger articles. These dressers are bigger and so these are suited for bigger rooms with more space. But there are smaller and more compact dressers with mirrors available in the market today. Although smaller they still provide the same function.
An oak dresser is an important piece of furniture to have in a period dining room and of course your bedroom. This is because a dresser is something that was most prevalent in Victorian times and was most often used as side tables for dressing food before serving but in the bedroom dressers were and are used for storing clothes.
With oak being a durable and heavy wood with beautiful grain oak dressers are basically stronger and more durable than dressers made from other woods such as mahogany. It is better to get yourself an oak dresser if you have a large and active family which will be opening and closing the dresser frequently as these dressers dont damage easily with so much wear and tear.
The larger the dresser the more expensive it is. You have to choose your oak dresser depending on whether you want one with smaller and more drawers or one with fewer and bigger drawers. Of course the larger the dresser and the more drawers in the dresser the more expensive it will be.