By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Hutches. At Thursday, November 15th 2018, 05:12:49 AM.
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.
Cabinet areas and buffets that are attached to hutches can be useful in the kitchen. Although there are many people who simply place these in the dining room for appearance only, many find them more useful in the kitchen area as a way of having additional storage space for those with less than desirable cabinets. But with all the styles and materials that modern dining room hutches come available in today, it is a wonder there is not one in every home. With affordable prices and retailers everywhere selling them, dining room hutches are more popular than ever before.
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.