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How Do I Choose the Best Espresso Dresser?

Mary Ellen Popolo
Mary Ellen Popolo

If you want to purchase an espresso dresser, there are several factors you should take into consideration before making a final selection. Since you have already decided on the espresso color, you have eliminated one step in the decision making process. The remaining steps include choosing the style, type, and size of the dresser and determining much how storage space it needs to have.

One of the first things to consider when choosing a dresser is the type of dresser for which you are looking. There are several different types of dressers, including double dressers, which have two sets of vertical drawers, usually six or eight in total, and triple dressers which have three sets of vertical drawers, usually nine or twelve in total. Another style of dresser is chest of drawers, which is taller than a dresser but not as wide. A chest of drawers has only a single row of drawers, usually between four and six in total. You should also decide if you want a dresser with an attached mirror or if you prefer a flat top.

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Once you have decided which type of dresser you want, you will need to pick a style for the dresser. Dressers are available in many different styles including contemporary, traditional, country, and modern. If you already have a bedroom set and are adding a dresser, you may want to consider matching your existing pieces as closely as you can or, at the very least, selecting an espresso dresser that complements your existing set. For instance, if your current bedroom furniture has a modern style, you may want to find an modern style espresso dresser that somewhat resembles your existing pieces, even if it isn't an exact match.

Since the primary purpose of a dresser is to provide a place to keep clothing and other items, storage space is also an important consideration. Choose a dresser that has enough space to house the items you normally keep in your dresser. Drawer sizes vary from dresser to dresser, and one thing to keep in mind is that just because one dresser has more drawers than another, it does not necessarily have more room. If you are looking at dressers in person, open the drawers to get an accurate idea of how much space they contain.

When choosing an espresso dresser, you will want a piece that is sturdy and that will hold up under normal usage. Look for a piece that is well built, yet affordable. One last thing to keep in mind is the overall size of the dresser. It is a good idea to measure the allotted space for the dresser before purchasing one, so that you can be certain it will fit when you get it home.

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