By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Hutches. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 09:12:59 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.
Baskets and Copper: A traditional pairing of two warm materials- straw and copper can be a great focal point for a French country kitchen. This is an especially nice contrast when a cooler color such as blue or green is the dominant one in the room. Cookbooks: A collection of personal favorites, family treasures, or junior league cookbooks from your travels is both practical and pretty. You can combine books with figurines, mixing bowls, or other kitchen-appropriate items to prevent the display from becoming to heavy. Dry Goods: Dry goods such as flour, sugar, beans, and pastas can be stored in glass containers. Be sure to use airtight containers with tight fitting lids. If desired, you can even attach the lids permanently to the underside of the hutch shelving, creating a permanent storage place for spices or other light items.
Table linens: A neatly stacked and folded combination of color coordinated kitchen linens and tea towels can transform a hutch into a focal point of color. Canning supplies: Make your hutch reminiscent of a 1930's kitchen complete with grouped canning jars, lids, and other supplies. Mixing up unfilled containers with homemade jars of brightly colored preserves and fruits makes this especially attractive. Hopefully, this list will get your creative juices going. There are most likely items you have right now in your own home that you'd like to see on display. It's a great way for you to share your interests and personality with your guests. One piece of furniture can help to create beauty, conversation, an convenience.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.