By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Hutches. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 08:46:20 AM.
The kitchen hutch is a great solution to the growing problem of kitchen space and organization. When fancy cabinets and hanging pot racks just aren't enough, the kitchen hutch is the answer to storing and protecting your kitchen utensils and dinnerware. Constructed with hardwood, the kitchen hutch contains compartments and shelves for dozens of storage purposes. Like its cousin the dining hutch, the kitchen hutch has drawers and compartments that can preserve your more valuable dinnerware items as well. Items such as crystal or china can not only be stored in the kitchen hutch, they can be displayed there as well. This feature is especially valuable in situations where kids or pets are present. Along these same lines, if you do not own crystal or china but plan to some day, it would be ideal to invest in a kitchen hutch as this brilliantly protective piece of furniture is one of the best, if not only, devices that will preserve your dinnerware investment properly.
Like bookcases, hutches come in open and closed-in styles. Before making your purchase, consider what you will use it for. If you are a collector of knickknacks or other collectibles the open style is more suitable as a display venue. Cookbook collections, small vintage utensils and photographs could find cozy homes in one of the closed-in models. They can be as ornate or as simplistic as your lifestyle. An antique one makes a great topic for folkloric stories about its origin and previous owners. It can become home to a lonely plant or a stand for a small television or kitchen stereo system. The best thing about them is that they do not have to match anything. The front does not compete with the aluminum or porcelain veneers of the appliances. The door or drawer pulls can as simple as round knob or as exquisite as an ornately decorated brass ring.
When redesigning your kitchen and dining area, using dining room hutches will free up space in the kitchen and adds another cabinet to the dining area. The hutch area is used to store small cups, dishes or other knick knacks, while the buffet area is used for display or storage for others to see. The contemporary types sold today incorporate a buffet, sideboard and cabinets into one unit for ease of use. These hutches are not only used in the dining room, as many are made with sideboards for cutting or preparing food in the kitchen. Modern hutches can be found in oak, cherry, aluminum and even ash materials with a variety of hardware for accenting. Hardware for dining hutches will vary based on model, retailers and prices asked for each piece. There are many sideboards that are attached with nickel or steel hardware, but come in many finishes. Most models sold on the market today come with their own corresponding hardware and instructions for assembly, but for higher prices, assembly is not required.