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Buffets And Sideboards
A freestanding unit offers more versatility than a built hutch. It can serve as a transition piece between the cooking and eating areas in a kitchen, holding everything needed to set the table and serve a meal. If it is a sideboard without any top unit, it can be moved out from the wall to serve meals to large groups of guests. Position a tea trolley or drinks cart at the end of it to extend its usefulness.
The large selection of styles of sideboards, buffets, and hutches ranges from stark modern to charming country. Glass with stainless steel and distressed pine are examples of materials that complement those designs. Sustainable bamboo furniture that is strong and durable usually appeals to the environmentally conscious customer. And, of course, custom made pieces are available, such as an ornate buffet with the curved lines and floral decoration of an Asian influence.
A major consideration for some homeowners is whether or not they want open shelving or enclosed cupboards. Everyone has a piece or two of antique silver or modern sculpture to show off to guests, but not everyone wants all the bits and pieces of china and cutlery displayed. Also, many people these days keep their home computer in the kitchen, hidden behind one of those sideboard doors. It is a good idea to decide on the primary purpose of the unit before delving into the diverse selection of sideboards, buffets, and hutches.