Everything You Need To Know About 13 Types Of Drawers

Drawers are one of the most convenient storage devices available for organizing any room of the house. Drawers can be placed on your nightstand for storing your reading glasses and alarm clock. They can also be utilized in the kitchen as a place to store dishes, pots and pans or utensils.

Each drawer is designed to stack on top of each other. Some drawers are specifically built for the bathroom, kitchen or bedroom. The drawer made for the bedroom would be larger than that designed for the bathroom to accommodate extra linens and towels. A kitchen drawer set typically consists of a knife tray as well as an egg holder.

Drawers come in various shapes and sizes with the most common types being:

Bedside Drawers

This type of drawer is ideal for storing things that you need on an everyday basis. These drawers are easy to get in and out and can fit almost any large items as well as smaller ones.

Bedside drawers are typically used in conjunction with a dresser. They can be placed on either side of the bed and will provide you with easy access to other items located inside the drawer such as alarm clocks, reading materials, etc.

Kitchen Drawers

Drawer sets for the kitchen are usually made of wood and can be found in several colors to match your present decor. These drawers come with a knife tray that is designed for holding knives as well as a butter dish, egg holder or anything else you need to make your life in the kitchen easier.

The drawer set is ideal or use in the kitchen since it is heavy duty and will not slide around when any utensils are placed inside. The tray on the bottom serves as a support to ensure that your drawer does not tip over when sliding it out for use. These drawers can also be stacked on top of each other.

Lateral File Cabinet Drawers

These drawers are designed for storing loose papers or files. You can have great control over your paperwork and it is easily accessible. The drawers are typically placed on either side of a desk or workstation, making them easy to get in and out while still saving space.

This type of drawer can come with a lock which provides you protection for important files that contain confidential information including bank records or tax receipts.

Closet Drawers

This drawer is specifically made to fit in a closet. The drawers are meant to hold clothes and other items while they are not being used. Most closets have a shelf for storing shoes, and it is recommended that you utilize both the shoe shelf as well as a closet drawer set. This will allow you to utilize your closet space to the maximum.

These drawers are usually found on either side of a closet door allowing you easy access when getting dressed. The front portion can be pulled out while the bottom portion remains in place, making it easier to get dressed with ease.

The drawers are made of metal and wood and come in various colors including white, brown, gray or black. The wooden ones may give your closet a vintage look while the iron ones will add a modern touch.

Bathroom Drawer Sets

Ideal for storing towels, soap and toiletries. It is typically made up of three drawers stacked vertically. It is ideal to have a bottom drawer which can be used for storage of accumulated potpourri, or other toiletries.

3-drawer sets usually come with the middle unit narrower than the top and bottom drawers. This type of design is best if you want your bathroom sink area to look neat and spacious. You could also choose to have the middle drawer just as deep as the other two.

It also has a top slide-out tray which is great for storing your most used toiletries. The top and bottom drawers are best for towels and linens while the middle one is good for smaller stuff such as soap, creams or lotions. This type of drawer set is available in various colours and materials.

Some sets come with extension tops to further enhance storage space. They are also great for organizing stuff such as shoes, accessories or even folded clothes.

Roll-out Drawers

Used in kitchens, cabinets and other places where there is enough room to open full sized drawers. It can be a single box or multiple boxes stacked on top of each other. Roll-out drawers are typically used for organizing items such as utensils and pots and pans.

The roll out drawer is ideal for organizing small items which may otherwise be difficult to find when hidden within a pile of other stuff. It can also save you time and money since it reduces the amount of space your used items take up in the cabinets.

The roll-out drawer is available from many companies who specialize in cabinet storage units. They are available with different depths and can be customized to meet your storage needs. They are available in different materials such as wood, plastic or metal. They may also come with a slide-out tray for added convenience.

The roll-out drawer is the ideal way to achieve maximum storage space while taking up minimal floor space. It can hold appliances and various pots and pans without taking up too much room in your cabinets. It is available from different manufacturers at varying prices depending on the brand name and the size of the drawer set.

Storage Drawers

These drawers have extra thick sides to maximize storage space and can be found in various sizes, ranging from 2"H x 4 "W x 3 1/2"D or bigger. They are made with either a right- or left-hand opening so it's easier for users to access them.

The most common material used for these drawers is plastic, although you can find them in metal. Storage drawers are available from various suppliers and may or may not come with a slide-out tray for added convenience.

These types of drawers are great for storing items which like to stay hidden but remain easily accessible. They can also be used to store items which you want to keep separate from others.

Under-bed Storage Drawers

Ideal for those who have under bed storage space, these drawers are also available in various sizes and materials. There is a slide-out tray which makes it easy to access the items you need on a daily basis such as clothes or sheets. The top of the drawer can be double decker where you can store even more stuff.

This type of drawer is ideal for storing clothes, linens or even toys. It keeps them off the floor and tidy since it's hidden away under your bed. The sliding plastic supports make it easier to keep these drawers in place and prevent them from getting pulled out from under the bed.

Under-bed storage drawers are available in various sizes and designs. One of the most common materials used is a tough plastic which comes in either solid colours or with different coloured trimming. They can also be found with metal frames and slides.

Tool Drawers

You will find this type of drawer inside a kitchen cabinet to store pots, pans and utensils with reduced risk for bacteria growth. Other uses include storing kitchen appliances like food processors, blenders and ice cream makers. They are made to be easy to clean and prevent bacteria growth.

This type of drawer is also available in various designs for use in different areas in the home or office. They can be purchased from different suppliers and are generally made with plastic, although you may find them in metal too.

These drawers can also be customized according to your needs. They generally come with a slide-out tray for added convenience when it comes to accessing the items you need every day. These drawers are available from different suppliers and have varying prices depending on the brand name, size or material used.

Rolling Storage Drawers

This type of drawer is usually made to fit in between two cabinets. It has a slide-out tray to hold items which you access on a daily basis and can be used to store things like spices, cleaning products or dishes. You will find these drawers at different heights to hold taller bottles or tall pots and pans.

The rolling storage drawer is a great way to increase the storage space in your kitchen. It's easy for you to pull out and access stuff most needed on a daily basis. They are also very practical since they keep items off the counter and prevent them from getting knocked over by kids or pets. They can be found at various sizes, generally made with plastic or metal and are available from many suppliers.

Ottoman with Drawers

It is a practical type of drawer with storage space for smaller items such as remote controls or board games. It gives you an instant upgrade to your living room seating by adding extra storage space, ideal if you have a small apartment and don't have many options when it comes to furniture.

These drawers are available in different sizes and designs to fit your needs. They are commonly found in sofas or coffee tables and can be customized to suit the rest of your home decor.

The ottoman with drawers is a great way to turn what used to be wasted space into extra storage at a low price. These types of ottomans are available from different suppliers and come in either wood or fabric which is upholstered over a wooden frame.

Fabric Storage Drawers

These drawers can be found in home fashions stores or in the storage section of department stores. They are ideal for storing items you need to access on a daily basis such as clothes, toys or linens. Some also come with an additional top drawer for even more storage space.

This type of drawer is available from several suppliers at varying price points and in different sizes. They are commonly made with plastic or wood materials.


1. What is the length of these drawers?

A: According to our customers, they vary, depending on the design and model. For some models, it's about 9 inches for others it can be 14 inches long or even 24 inches in depth.

2. Do these drawers come in disassembled or pre-assembled?

A: It all depends on the manufacturer as most of them ship their products already assembled while others will require some assembly before you can use it. Just be sure to check the product description for more details and if there's a manual included.

3. Are these drawers easy to clean?

A: They are very easy to maintain and you can wipe them off using a damp cloth or washcloth, depending on the model. However, be sure to check the manufacturer's instructions on how to clean it before wiping it down. Some models might require a more special way of washing it.

4. If I want to buy these drawers, where should I order them?

A: You can search for a variety of designs and models over the Internet. Make sure to read customer reviews before making your purchase as they might help you decide which model is right for you. Alternatively, you can also find them in local furniture stores.

5. What do I have to consider when purchasing these drawers?

A: Depending on the model and make, some drawers come with locks or even a warranty. Both of those factors should be taken into account before making your purchase and ensure that you get value for money spent.

6. Are they heavy to move around?

A: It's hard to give you a straight answer since it depends on the brand, type and model. Most of these drawers are made from plastic or metal but before buying one, be sure to check the weight of each one.

7. Do I have to assemble the drawer myself?

A: It all depends on the manufacturer. If it's made of metal or plastic, most likely you will have to assemble them yourself as they are shipped pre-assembled. But if you find a wooden model, chances are the manufacturer will take care of assembling for you.

8. What is the best way to store smaller items?

A: You can use baskets and storage containers to store smaller items. You can place them under the drawers in order to give your space a nice organized look and prevent things from getting lost.


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