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How Can Wide be a Drawer?

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If you are here on this page today, then there are chances that you are thinking about updating your kitchen or you just want to buy some new drawers to fit in the house. Well, whatever the case is if today you are here to know about drawers and especially the perfect size (width, length) of drawers then yes, you are at the right place. You see, we understand that buying a perfect drawer is quite a daunting process, and you have to consider so many factors to make a final purchase decision. For example, first, you have to determine the load capacity of the drawer that you want then you have to consider the space you have for the drawer and the size of the drawer that you have to buy, and well, you have to consider the colour and the overall design of the drawer too. In a nutshell, if you value your hard-earned money and if you want to spend it in the right place then yes, purchasing a drawer can be an important and hefty decision for you.

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Apart from all the factors that we just mentioned above, another important thing to consider is the type of drawer slide you’ll be opting for. People usually go for a ball bearing slide rail so you should consider that too when it comes to making a drawer slide decision. Now, coming back to the topic of today, let’s talk about the right size of a drawer. We’ll be answering your question of “how wide can be a drawer” so do take note of what we are going to tell you if you want to buy something worthy of your money.


The Trending Cabinets

Wide cabinets are trending at the moment so if you are thinking about one too then know that it’s normal and on top of everything, a wide drawer means more capacity for your stuff which is great! Now, the question of the hour is that “how wide would be too wide?” and well the answer is quite simple here as you have to use the rule of thumb in this case. Know that the rule of thumb should be somewhat around 1.5 times the length of the drawer slide. It doesn’t matter if you are choosing a stainless steel drawer slide or some other material; you need to use this rule here.


For a standard kitchen, a cabinet’s length should be 22”. Now, here if you multiply 22 with 1.5, you get 33 which is a great width for a cabinet. However, yes, you can go wider, but you need to know this that the wider your cabinet will be, the more difficult it’s going to be to pull it out smoothly. There’s no physics involved in this, in fact, it’s a very logical concept that when your cabinet is wider than it should be, it will be difficult for you to pull it out easily because one slide will have more drag than the other slide and the other slide will start sticking where all the problem begins.


Just follow the rule of thumb that we just mentioned, and you’ll know how wide your cabinet should be.




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