By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Hutches. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 09:46:14 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.
The design of your hutch will need to blend the style of your display items with your home's décor. An ornate hutch would look silly displaying Star Wars themed mugs or glasses in a contemporary styled living room. Hutches can be as simple as a series of drawers under an open shelf display case or as intricate as hand carved ornamentation spreading through the entire piece. You must carefully choose the styles that fit you and your home's space best. Keep the hutch simple, even when ornamental. If you do choose an ornamental hutch try to limit the display to such things as fine china or crystal ware, don't try to place collectibles in an ornate hutch. When choosing a simple hutch, don't try to over flow the space with items to make up for the simple design, allow the basic wood beauty stand alone.
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.