Sideboards and buffet tables are commonly placed in dining rooms for use during meal service. They’re designed with cabinets, shelves, and drawers that are often used to store fine China, linens, and random items from around the house that would otherwise cause clutter.
Art Furniture buffet tables and sideboards come in a variety of sizes, colors, and designs. Some of the more popular options include the following:
If you want to use your sideboard to lay out food for a buffet-style meal, look for long or wide tabletops that will provide adequate room for dishes. Larger buffets may also make it easier to clear dishes from the table and wipe everything down after meals. You can simply move the dishes to the buffet and then carry them into the kitchen for washing.
Rectangular credenzas, server tables, and buffets will offer the most tabletop space. Larger tables will require more space in your room but will accommodate larger meals when you have guests for dinner. Look for sideboards with open spaces and adequate shelving so that you can keep spare silverware and other items in the dining room rather than going back for them as needed.
If tabletop space doesn’t matter, you should look at the amount of storage offered by various sideboards and buffets. Choose one that looks elegant and adds to the style of your home while allowing you to tuck away extra towels, sheets, tablecloths, or even board games and toys for the little ones.
Sideboards and buffets are designed for the kitchen and dining room, but you can use them in any room of the home. If you have a large laundry room or bathroom and need storage for towels and beauty products, look for a sideboard cabinet that fits the décor of the room. You can use these cabinets to store everything from wine to towels and pool toys.