By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Hutches. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 09:06:03 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.
Smaller kitchen spaces, remodeling, receiving antiques: all reasons for having hutches. Contemporary hutches are generally made in two pieces and then placed together prior to delivery or shipping, depending on the brand and prices. The prices will vary, but the most expensive models of dining room hutches are made of cherry or oak, and are one piece and very heavy where weight is concerned. If you purchase a model that requires assembly, it is advisable that help be sought due to the weight of the finished product. Although there are some models that come in simple pressboard that have a laminate covering, these are few and far between and are not as reliable as wood or metal models.
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.