When you’re furnishing a small space, finding the right sized cabinets can be a challenge.
There’s no shortage of roomy cabinets or towering chests of drawers, but smaller-scale cabinets that can fit in a small hallway, sit between a pair of double beds, or flank a fireplace can harder to find.
“There are not many options on the market,” says Beata Heumana London-based interior designer who custom designed the pint size, which is 35 inches wide cabinet lyre after not finding the right piece for her living room. “It’s something I did for my house because I couldn’t really find what I wanted.”
Small cabinets are useful for storing lights, speakers and decorative items that can be on the table. But they come with an added benefit: extra storage.
“It is both a desk and a storage space,” said Mrs. Heuman. “And that’s quite useful when space is at a premium.”
How tall should the small cabinet be? “About 32 inches – and no taller than 36,” Ms. Heuman said. “It always feels a little more elegant when placed a little lower than the desk.”
Should it have doors or drawers? “It depends on what you want to store, but cabinets with doors and shelves are usually better in a living or dining room, and drawers are great for bedrooms,” says Ms. Heuman.
Is adjustability important? It’s not uncommon for your needs to change over time, so cabinets with adjustable shelves and cutouts for cords are often a good idea.
Finnley Hall Chest
Cabinet with wooden door and marble top
Around $1,500 at Arhaus: 866-427-4287 or arhaus.com
Muuto Enfold Tall Sideboard
Cabinet with grained steel front and oak top
$2,495 at Knoll: 888-343-0009 or knoll.com
Entrance Cabinet Sketch
Acacia and oak cabinets with doors
$899 at Crate & Barrel: 800-967-6696 or crateandbarrel.com
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/21/realestate/shopping-for-small-cabinets.html Small cabinet shopping – The New York Times