The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Children's Cabinets
What styles do kids' cabinets come in?
Just like other pieces of bedroom furniture, children's cabinets come in a variety of design styles. You’ll find traditional pieces made from wood that can be painted or stained to match your existing home décor perfectly. There are also metal cabinets that have a more modern feel as well as plastic pieces. Plastic is often used for making children’s storage because it is lightweight, colorful, and easy to clean.
Which kid's cabinet is best for my child?
Before you begin shopping, think about what you will be using your cabinet for. If you are looking for a place to store clothing, you will want one that has drawers for socks and underwear, shirts, and bottoms. Many times a child’s cabinet will be used mainly for storing toys. Ones with cubbies and shelves that can hold small bins are ideal. The children can easily reach their toys, and it is easy for them to keep them organized. You’ll also find doors that reveal open spaces for larger items. If you aren’t sure exactly how the piece will be used, look for one that combines all of these options in one stylish design.
Do kids' storage cabinets include safety features?
Many of these cabinets have safety features included. This is most often a set of brackets that you will attach to both the back of the piece and your child’s bedroom wall. These brackets keep the cabinet from toppling over, especially with young children who try to climb on them. In addition, they may have secure fasteners on the doors and drawers to keep them from unexpectedly opening, and as with all of your furniture, consider adding your own baby safety latches if you are storing items that very small children shouldn’t have.
What size of kid's storage cabinet will I need?
The size you need is determined by the amount of space you have as well as what you need to store in it. Measure the area where you plan to place your cabinet. This tells you the largest size that your space can accommodate. Consider the length and width of the piece as well as the height before making a final purchase. If you have a lot of toys and clothing to store, pick one with plenty of storage space. You’ll find designs to fit just about any area, including narrow yet taller cabinets for tight spaces.