Although most people prefer to place their china cabinets and buffets in their dining room, this is not always possible, and such pieces of home furniture look just as good in a living room or lounge. There is a massive selection of display furniture available from furniture stores, although it is normal to purchase from a store in your own district.
Sure, there are lots of websites that enable you to select furniture from all over the country, but it is best if you see it in a showroom rather than make your selection from a website photograph. Colors can vary between websites and showrooms, and what looks fabulous online might look so good to you when you see it live.
Here are some ideas of the type of china cabinets and buffets that will likely be available from your furniture outlet. When looking at china cabinets online, make sure you know what you are looking at. Many come in sectional form, so that beautiful china cabinet you see might actually comprise a china hutch sitting on a buffet base. Each of these would be sold separately and you must check carefully so that you are aware of this.
China Cabinets and Buffets
These are often designed to stand against a wall, and the back might not be finished as well as the front. This is where it counts to check the item in a showroom, and not judge the cabinet by its photograph. China cabinets come in many guises, and you can generally choose between a wooden back and a mirror back. Some people find the reflection of their china in the mirror to be too much for them, although it can make a small room look larger.
The Liberty dining room Messina Estates china cabinet is 83 inches high, 64 wide and 20 deep, so is a significant piece of furniture for the larger dining room or medium living room. It comes in the form of a separate china hutch and buffet unit, and is fitted with glass shelves and a mirrored back. It comes with touch lighting on the hutch and server, and two 18 inch leaves.
Like all furniture, it has to be seen to be understood, but this is a magnificent piece of furniture with beautifully carved acanthus leaf detailing at the top border above the glass doors. If it is just a buffet you want, then Ashley makes a lovely example in the Louden dining room buffet. This is just short of 40 inches high and 50 wide, and finished in veneered hardwood. It is a simple design, suitable for most decorative styles. There is also a china hutch to suit if you need one.
Dining Room Servers
The Intercon dining room server is 5 ft long by 35 inches high and 17 deep, and looks good in a rustic style of dining room or kitchen. It is constructed using rubber wood, and finished in either black or white.
The British Isles server by America can be used as a buffet or just for storage of crockery, etc. It comes with two drawers and doors, and also a wine bottle rack and wine glass rack. There are many other servers available, and most will match other furniture in the collection. However, if you are seeking real homely china cabinets, buffets and credenzas, then Paula Deen delivers.
Paula Deen Cabinets and Credenzas
Paula Deen is well known for her TV shows, and she has put her name to a range of furniture manufactured by Universal. Her Home Buffet in the Steel Magnolia range offers an optional hutch and is available in a choice of finishes. She also offers a 67 inch long credenza, the Hostess Credenza, with three doors and drawers. You can also purchase an optional open hutch, suitable for storing crockery but also good for ornaments, candles and so on.
In fact, Paula Deen offers a whole range of sideboards and kitchen and dining room cabinets of many different types. White is a favorite color, although other finishes are available if needed.
When choosing china cabinets and buffets for your dining room, make sure you understand the room available to you. Many people find it difficult to visualize how a piece of showroom furniture will fit into their home, and often overestimate the size of their room. You can avoid this by measuring the dimensions and noting what is still available and already used by other furniture.
Even better would be to use an online room planner – you will find that many furniture stores offer a room planner on their website. You can then insert your room dimensions, and place scaled thumbnails of the furniture into the planner to see how it all fits. This is just as important for china cabinets and buffets as it is for any other type of home furniture.