A kitchen dresser is an investment piece so it’s best to take your time when choosing one and thinking carefully about what you want from it.
Historically, a kitchen dresser’s function was for preparation and dressing of food. Different regions of Europe and the UK had different versions according to their local needs, so for example, Scotland integrated a porridge cooling drawer into its dressers.
Over time, the humble kitchen dresser morphed into a piece of furniture that was not merely functional but also an indication of its owner’s social class. Well-to-do families displayed expensive fine china lined with gold whilst less well-off families displayed their most cherished pieces. Dressers also became used to store cutlery, linen and other kitchen items. These days, a dresser can often be found in a living or dining room and adorned with sculptures, vases or family photos. It is used more as a storage and display unit than a food preparation area with modern kitchen worktops long since having taken over that function.
The modern dresser then, is not just for kitchens and it combines storage and display functions. There are painted dressers or natural wood dressers with the display areas sometimes being glazed, whilst varying numbers of cupboards and drawers are home to functional items such as cutlery. If like most of us, you dislike dusting, it might be best to consider a dresser with glazing although this leans towards contemporary and may detract from a traditional, rustic look. If you’re an avid follower of kitchen fashion, you may opt for a dark colour such as navy, which is very much on trend for 2019. Furniture4YourHome offers a wide range of colours to choose from and we can only show a small number of colours and sizes on our website so do call us with any specific requirements.
Above: A kitchen dresser combines functionality with style. We can create a bespoke piece with cupboards, drawers, shelves and even wine racks as required.
Above: dark colours are very much on trend for 2019.
Above and below: glazing keeps dust and grease off your favourite display pieces.
Below: natural wood blends in with existing furniture or kitchen units and creates warmth.