Dining Room Sideboard

Dining Room Sideboard

LMB Interiors What Is a Sideboard?Today “sideboard” is probably the most widely used of all of the terms for a long, low storage piece. You can find sideboards in a mind-boggling array of styles, with mirrored or glass-front doors, nailhead trim and high-gloss lacquered finishes. The single feature that most distinguishes a sideboard from another storage piece, like a credenza, is its short legs. It also may have cabinets that reach all the way to the floor. Tom Stringer Design Partners Think of the sideboard as the precursor to modern-day kitchen cabinets, and you will have a good picture of what this piece looks like. It’s long and waist high or a bit lower, with a surface for placing food on top, cabinets below and very short legs — or no legs at all.Originating in England, the sideboard was at first likely just a simple plank set atop trestles, or a shelf attached to the wall — a place to put food while serving. Over time drawers and cupboards were added below, as the piece became more important as a place for displaying prized possessions. TreHus Architects+Interior Designers+Builders A sideboard may come with a hutch attached to the top, like the one shown here. The hutch can be low, with open shelving (like this one) or higher, with glass-front cabinets meant for displaying fine china.An antique variation of the sideboard is a huntboard, which is taller than a typical sideboard; it was designed for hungry folks to stand around and eat from after finishing a hunt. Corynne Pless What Is a Buffet?There is no difference between a sideboard and a buffet in terms of definition. A sideboard used in the dining room may be called a buffet, and when placed in the living room, called a sideboard.Historically speaking, buffets were first used in Sweden to lay out big spreads of food and drink, known as smorgasbords. The concept of buffet tables caught on in France and then throughout the rest of Europe. In practice, I have noticed that shops and manufacturers seem to call long, low storage pieces on higher legs buffets, and those on shorter (or no) legs sideboards.Stock your buffet with bar glasses, wine glasses and serveware Ejay Interiors This elegant piece could be called a buffet, since it is being used in the dining room. If you put the same piece in the entryway or living room, it would probably be called a sideboard or simply a cabinet.Browse through thousands of accent cabinets Crisp Architects What Is a Server?Servers tend to be smaller, more formal, and lighter in scale than buffets. They may have drawers and an open bottom on taller legs, or they may have cabinets, similar to a buffet or sideboard. The term “server” comes from the fact that the people serving the food in a formal dining room or restaurant are called servers, and the server is a place where those serving the food can place the serving dishes.Practically speaking, shops and furniture makers tend to use the word “server” interchangeably with “buffet,” though servers are likely to be smaller.Freshen up your dining room with an updated dining table, dining chairs and bar cart Mark Ashby Design What Is a Credenza?The word “credenza” comes from the English word “credence” and the Italian word for “belief” — which makes sense, considering the first credenzas were used as a place for food that needed to be tasted to test for poison before being served to a VIP.Early credenzas had no legs, just cabinets reaching to the floor. During the mid-20th century, credenzas enjoyed a renewed popularity among the modern design crowd — but the “new” credenzas tended to be long, low cabinets on slender legs, often with sliding doors. Mark Ashby Design I’m shopping for dining room storage. What do I search for? The fact is, shops and manufacturers name their furniture whatever they think sounds best. If you want the best chance of finding a piece you love, use every term you can think of when searching online — I would go with “sideboard,” “buffet,” “server,” “credenza,” “cabinet” and “console” for good measure.Tell us: What do you call the storage piece in your dining room? Have you noticed regional differences in what this piece is called?
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Dining Room Sideboard

Sideboards and buffet cabinets are chic and efficient ways to store kitchen, dining and living room accessories ranging from table linens to board games. You’ll find sideboard styles and buffet table sizes to fit just about any space, so here are a few things to consider when deciding on what sort of sideboard buffet or kitchen hutch is right for you. What Is a Sideboard? Sideboards, also called buffets, are traditionally flat-topped pieces of furniture with cabinets, shelves or cupboards. Typically placed along walls in dining rooms, they can be used as a place to set food for serving and for storing linens, china and other serving supplies. Using Your Buffet Sideboard Are you using your sideboard cabinet primarily for decoration, or do you desperately need the storage? Do you want a large surface area for serving meals, or do you plan to use the piece to display your home bar? Some buffet cabinets also come available with a hutch where you can show off your fine china or hold your everyday wares. Your intended use will determine the size and features you need in a buffet server. Sideboard Table Styles Although considered a fairly traditional piece of furniture, sideboards are available in an array of styles. White buffet furniture can complement country chic decor, while a rustic sideboard will fit right in with a more industrial space. For a contemporary home, opt for modern sideboards, or choose a dark wood buffet in a classic shape for a formal dining room.
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Dining Room Sideboard

Shop for Stylish Sideboards and Buffets Sideboards and buffet cabinets are chic and efficient ways to store kitchen, dining and living room accessories ranging from table linens to board games. You’ll find sideboard styles and buffet table sizes to fit just about any space, so here are a few things to consider when deciding on what sort of sideboard buffet or kitchen hutch is right for you. What Is a Sideboard? Sideboards, also called buffets, are traditionally flat-topped pieces of furniture with cabinets, shelves or cupboards. Typically placed along walls in dining rooms, they can be used as a place to set food for serving and for storing linens, china and other serving supplies. Using Your Buffet Sideboard Are you using your sideboard cabinet primarily for decoration, or do you desperately need the storage? Do you want a large surface area for serving meals, or do you plan to use the piece to display your home bar? Some buffet cabinets also come available with a hutch where you can show off your fine china or hold your everyday wares. Your intended use will determine the size and features you need in a buffet server. Sideboard Table Styles Although considered a fairly traditional piece of furniture, sideboards are available in an array of styles. White buffet furniture can complement country chic decor, while a rustic sideboard will fit right in with a more industrial space. For a contemporary home, opt for modern sideboards, or choose a dark wood buffet in a classic shape for a formal dining room. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Consectetur adipiscing elit Eget porttitor lorem Read more
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Dining Room Sideboard

Shop for Stylish Sideboards and Buffets Sideboards and buffet cabinets are chic and efficient ways to store kitchen, dining and living room accessories ranging from table linens to board games. You’ll find sideboard styles and buffet table sizes to fit just about any space, so here are a few things to consider when deciding on what sort of sideboard buffet or kitchen hutch is right for you. What Is a Sideboard? Sideboards, also called buffets, are traditionally flat-topped pieces of furniture with cabinets, shelves or cupboards. Typically placed along walls in dining rooms, they can be used as a place to set food for serving and for storing linens, china and other serving supplies. Using Your Buffet Sideboard Are you using your sideboard cabinet primarily for decoration, or do you desperately need the storage? Do you want a large surface area for serving meals, or do you plan to use the piece to display your home bar? Some buffet cabinets also come available with a hutch where you can show off your fine china or hold your everyday wares. Your intended use will determine the size and features you need in a buffet server. Sideboard Table Styles Although considered a fairly traditional piece of furniture, sideboards are available in an array of styles. White buffet furniture can complement country chic decor, while a rustic sideboard will fit right in with a more industrial space. For a contemporary home, opt for modern sideboards, or choose a dark wood buffet in a classic shape for a formal dining room. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Consectetur adipiscing elit Eget porttitor lorem

Dining Room Sideboard

Dining Room Sideboard
Dining Room Sideboard
Dining Room Sideboard