There are a lot of drawers in every home. They are filled with papers, school notebooks, valuable items or kitchen elements such as plates, cutlery or mugs. Drawers allow you to properly sort out your treasures, so you can select them harmoniously. This is because keeping order in drawers is far easier than in deep cabinets, cupboards and chests of drawers. Drawers, which with appropriately installed slides allow for pulling out the drawer even beyond the body of the furniture, facilitating access to its interior.
Features of the slides
1) Thinking about what’s going to be inside the drawer is a very important aspect of choosing the right slide. This is because slides have a maximum load rating in their characteristics. In a kitchen, where it’s not uncommon to find heavy, bulky plates and crockery in the drawers, the capacity of the slide has to match. If the wrong slide is chosen, it may distort, making it difficult to pull out or even break! You risk not only damaging the furniture and replacing the slide but also the items inside the drawer.
2) Extension of the drawer outside the body – on the market there are runners allowing full or partial extension of the drawer outside the body of the furniture. This is convenient as it allows free access to the back of the drawer without too much physical effort.
Many slides come with additional features to make everyday use easier. One of the most useful may be the “soft close” function – no more slamming drawers against the fronts and scaring the family! This raises the level of use of drawers by several classes! Another solution is the push to open function, which is most useful in the kitchen when you need to open the drawer while your hands are busy – then you can use your elbow.
It is worth getting acquainted with the whole range of mechanisms used in furniture. They are part of people’s everyday lives at almost every turn, so it’s worth choosing well and investing the money to make sure the slide will last for years!