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How Do I Choose the Best Double Dresser?

Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari

A double dresser is basically a dresser with two vertical rows of drawers. Choosing the best model for you starts by measuring the available space in the room in which you intend to place the dresser so you can get an idea of how large of a unit you can purchase. Next, you should try to determine how much clothing or other items will be stored in the double dresser to further narrow down your search; the amount of items you intend to store will help dictate how large of a dresser you will need.

Once you have made your size determinations, it is a good idea to draw up a budget to determine how much you are willing to spend on a double dresser unit. This will further narrow down your search, but you may find that the style of dresser you want is not available for the price you want to pay. You will then need to determine whether you are willing to pay more for the double dresser style you want, or if you would rather buy a different style dresser at a lower price. Consider materials carefully, as the materials used to make the unit will probably have the largest impact on the overall cost.

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Woman holding a book

Wood is by far the most common material used for making a double dresser. Countless varieties of wood exist for construction of these units, so you will need to do a bit of research to find out which wood is best for you. Some woods are extremely durable and attractive but quite expensive; others are just as beautiful but not as durable, thereby lowering the cost of the double dresser. Other materials, such as metal or even plastic, are available as well, each material with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Consider what kind of aesthetic would work best for you, as well as your strength and durability requirements, to help narrow down your search.

The width of a double dresser can vary significantly. Extremely wide units will be able to store more items, but they will take up more space in a room. If you are limited on space, consider a double dresser that is taller rather than wider. This will allow for plenty of storage with less of an overall footprint. If width is not an issue, consider an attached mirror or vanity for added aesthetic appeal and enhanced functionality.

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