Published at Sunday, February 04th 2018. by Charmine Boivin in Dressers.
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.
Extra-tall dressers are dressers that go beyond 4 feet in height. These dressers feature larger storage spaces as they can have as much as 10 drawers. These types of dressers are so versatile because of their large storage space. You can use them to store clothing articles and other items like jewelry cosmetics books and other trinkets. Most of these dressers are made of hardwood and so they are very tough and long lasting. If you need extra shelf and storage space in your bedroom or in your home then an extra-tall dresser is the one for you.
The Double Dresser.This is one of the most commonly used bedroom furniture dressers today. Double dressers are short and wide with many drawers - the number of drawers will usually range from six to nine arranged in rows of twos or threes. Some double dressers come with a dressing mirror attached on top or hanging right above. If you are looking for high capacity storage then a double dresser will likely do the trick.
This is a less conventional design for dressers. These dressers are big and are fitted with 1-2 drawers that open up like accordions to reveal a large space that is made especially for shoes. The space is divided into small cubicles that carry one shoe each. Most of these dressers are made with maple as maple wood has deodorizing properties. This is a great way to store organize and protect your footwear.These types of dressers are great for walk-in closets and big rooms.
The dresser for the bedroom as an essential piece of furniture has been much in demand for centuries. Traditionally a gentlemans dresser for his bedroom was made of oak or mahogany usually with two top drawers for stockings gloves cravats handkerchiefs and other accouterments. On the top would be placed lace covers and a mirror that should ideally match the wood of the dresser. The remaining three drawers would be single and capacious enough to carry shirts woollens and breeches.
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.