One of the most essential and fundamental elements of your kitchen are the drawers. They are functional, storing all of your kitchen tools in a clean, concealed and organised manner.
Standard drawers can be stacked on top of each other to fully utilise storage capabilities. Deep drawers tend to be larger, which divide up the cabinetry into thirds or halves, giving you the ability to store large items such and big pots and small appliances which you don't use daily.
They generally sit within the dimensions of your cabinetry. Suspended drawers can also be set in Island Kitchens which don't have any base cabinetry, same goes for Peninsula features. We recommend that the height of the most commonly used drawers (those hosting the cutlery, for example) sit as high as possible below the countertop.
Drawers do have their aesthetic uses, take a look at our Basic Materials Guide for Cabinets to see options worth considering.
Standard Drawers sit in the lower cabinets, and can be designed to be set visibly or hidden. Generally, you'll find cutlery and cooking utensils in such drawers.
Deep Drawers take up half or a third of the lower cabinets. They support heavier loads and provide a larger storage space. You may often find such drawers underneath cooktops as a solution to story large pots and pans. You may also find them sitting underneath sinks, keeping waste bins away from areas of the kitchen where hygiene is paramount.
Internal dividers may help organise the drawer interiors better. For example, deep drawers may make use of dividers to separate baking trays from pots and pans.
Most typical, both traditional and modern, applied handles come in all shapes and sizes, and can be made from almost any material that you may desire.
Most groove handles use a C or L shape, based on preference or function. They are generally found on an extruded base frame and work as part of the door, relieving the need for an applied handle.
This system is another which reduces the need for applied handles. It works via a pressure piston which is fixed behind the cabinet doors, some systems incorporate magnets.