Your Perfect Kitchen Dresser

The kitchen dresser has been around for centuries, proving its worth and versatility over the generations.  We’re bringing them right up-to-date with contemporary styling, storage options for modern living, built-in power options and beautiful lighting.

Our kitchen dressers add style, function and great storage to any kitchen.  They’re carefully designed to work in both contemporary and traditional kitchens.  And each one is unique, custom-designed and hand-made for you alone.

Incredible storage space and great style. This kitchen dresser has crockery stored in the base cupboards, cutlery and tableware in the base drawers, with glassware, cookery books and accessories in the upper. Built-in power sockets and lighting complete the spec. Handmade in Scotland by The Edinburgh Dresser Furniture Company.
Incredible storage space and great style. This kitchen dresser has crockery stored in the base cupboards, cutlery and tableware in the base drawers, with glassware, cookery books and accessories in the upper. Built-in power sockets and lighting complete the spec. Handmade in Scotland by The Edinburgh Dresser Furniture Company.

Our kitchen dressers can hold massive amounts of kitchen and dining equipment.  Get your good dinner service, glassware and good cutlery out of the kitchen cupboards, off the work surfaces and into their own space.  Tidy, well organised and custom made to suit your needs.

And it’s not just about crockery, cutlery and glassware. Our carefully thought-out kitchen dressers suit modern living well, with storage options that suit phones, tablets and chargers, kids homework projects, household paperwork, craft hobby kit and more.

In the same way that the kitchen is often the heart of the home, our dressers are often the heart of the kitchen.

We’ve shown below some of the ways in which our unique approach allows to you create your perfect kitchen dresser.  We hope you find the examples useful.

Example 1: The perfect kitchen dresser for the busy family

Everyone’s needs are different but here’s an example of what one busy family might choose to specify for their kitchen dresser.

Make sure you include enough storage for crockery.  That could be in the form of cupboards or deep drawers in the base.  Set aside at least one drawer for cutlery.  We can make you a custom cutlery tray to fit that drawer.  Then include some space for your glasses, perhaps in the upper, behind glazed doors or just on open shelving up there.

You might also want some cupboard space for the breakfast cereal.  And perhaps space for the tea and coffee pots and all the mugs.

Beyond those basics you might want to include some box drawers in the upper for smaller items:

Box drawers for versatile storage of smaller items. Keep clutter at bay.
Box drawers for versatile storage of smaller items. Keep clutter at bay.
  • to hold your gadgets and tech with associated cables and chargers.
  • for the kids homework and school projects.  Keep them off the kitchen table by giving them a home when they’re not being worked on.
  • for household paperwork.  Keep it all tidy, safe, organised and available.
  • shed keys, back door keys, bike lock keys, garden gate keys, roof rack keys, etc. They’re safe and everyone will always know where to look for them.

Then how about some built-in power sockets for charging your tech and powering the kitchen radio or music system?

And maybe you’ll need some extra drawers for all the other essentials of family life: sewing kit, scissors, printer paper, bike lights, first aid kit, screwdrivers, fuses, batteries, that plastic attachment that has no apparent purpose but is probably part of the smoothie maker.  You’ll know what you need. It’s great to get this clutter off your work surfaces and into a place where it’s tidy and findable when it’s required.

Maybe you can find some cupboard space for a couple of board games that you can play round the kitchen table.

And if you like to hide as much clutter as possible then just ask us to make the upper doors solid as opposed to glazed.  Then you can close them and hide it all!

Example 2: The perfect kitchen dresser for a home baker

Home bakers, you’ll know there’s no end to the amount of baking equipment you can amass.   Choose your dresser layout wisely though and it’ll all be easily accessible.  We could make you quite a “baking station” if you let us know what you need.

Example dresser base with 1 standard drawer and 2 deep drawers.
Example dresser base with 1 standard drawer and 2 deep drawers.
Example dresser base with 3 standard drawers, two deep drawers and two cupboards.
Example dresser base with 3 standard drawers, two deep drawers and two cupboards.

We suggest you consider having deep drawers in your dresser base.  These are so useful for holding large bowls, trays, dishes and equipment.  The storage space is impressive but even better than that, it’s all so readily accessible.  The drawer runners slide out smoothly, even under very heavy loads.  And they’re ‘full extension’, meaning that even the contents at the back of the drawer are easy to access.  For equipment like this we find such drawers work much better than cupboards with shelves.

Make sure you spec enough storage for all your ingredients too. All your flours, sugars, salt, yeasts, nuts, dried fruit, spices, flavourings, etc. can be stored in drawers or cupboards, as you wish.

And choose some drawers to store utensils, icing piping kits, etc.

Also, it might be prudent to request power sockets installed in the dresser so you can easily plug in mixers, blenders, etc.

Consider how much open space you want above your worktop surface.  You may want plenty of ‘headroom’ above the dresser base worktop, especially if you intend to use a tall mixer there.  Give us a call if you’d like some help.

Finally, consider requesting some task lighting that would shine down onto your work surface.  We can install nice LED lighting, available in warm white light, that is fully controllable (including dimming) with sensors and touch-free ‘gesture control’.  Just the thing when your hands are covered in flour!

Example 3: Making best use of a narrow space

Tall and narrow, and unusually shallow (front-to-back), this elegant kitchen dresser was made to extract maximum use from a specific space. Handmade in Scotland by The Edinburgh Dresser Furniture Company.
Tall, narrow, and unusually shallow (front-to-back), this elegant kitchen dresser was made to extract maximum use from a specific space. Handmade in Scotland by The Edinburgh Dresser Furniture Company.

You may only have a narrow space but it can still be fantastically useful. Let us know the space you have and we can build you a kitchen dresser in that size to make the best possible use of it. By understanding your needs and the shortfalls in your existing storage you can let us know exactly what you want from your dresser. One common option in a narrow space is to go upwards — use all the height you have. Because everything we do is custom-designed for each customer, we can accommodate that requirement easily.

Get in touch today and see what we can do for you.