By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Hutches. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 08:59:10 AM.
If you were to randomly ask ten people what a "hutch" is, they would almost answer universally that it is a big wooden cabinet that sits in a dining room with dishes in it. Little if any thought would be given to the possibility that it could be a big wooden cabinet that sits in a kitchen. The funny thing is that the average kitchen is full of big furniture items. The stove, refrigerator, freezer, kitchen table and in some instances even the washer and dryer are all in the kitchen. The problem is that other than the kitchen table and chairs, most people don't envision a big piece of wood furniture in a kitchen.
A favorite collection of dishes: The collection of fine china or stoneware is a grand tradition, seen in many residences from local neighborhoods all the way to the White House. Throughout history, there were families who entertained so much that guests could stay at the family home for one month without eating on the same dinnerware twice! Many people have a 2nd set of dishes or china stored somewhere in a cabinet. Why not let these pieces, often chosen for their specific appeal to our tastes, become an item of decor instead of just a storage item? An eclectic collection of dishes: A hutch can also be a great place to tie together a collection of mismatched dishes picked up at estate and garage sales, passed down from family members, or given as gifts. Use a central color scheme to connect the various pieces to one idea. The key is to space items well, so that each individual piece can be admired.
If you have figured out what are the right kind of dining table and chairs for the shape and size of your dining area, it may be time to look at another aspect of the dining room or area; the accent furniture to enhance the area. You can choose accent furniture from among several different options: hutches, buffets, corner cabinets, storage cabinets, sideboards etc. these can be value additions to your dining area in terms of both style as well as practicality. A dining room hutch is also known as a buffet or a dresser and is an item that adds a lot of elegance and class to the dining area. A large, elaborate dining room hutch would give a touch of formal grace to the room, while a smaller, functional one would give the room a more relaxed and informal appearance.