Hutches For Every HomeHutches For Every Home

Hutches can be found in a kitchen, a living room, a dining room, a den, or even a hallway. Whatever the location you're looking to fill, there's a hutch that can fit your needs. Also called a curio by those curious New Englanders, these merging of bookshelves and cabinets provide a place to display and store knick knacks, fine china or dinnerware, collectibles, or whatever you're looking to display proudly in your home.

Hutches can be open designs or also enclosed in glass. The choice will depend on your lifestyle and what you're looking to place in the hutch. Valuable, fragile items - such as fine china or crystal dinnerware or stemware should be stored behind glass for an added layer of protection. Cute collectibles that may not carry much value such as common figurines or plastic dolls can be stored in an open hutch as can common dinnerware that is replaceable. Open hutches are not recommended for people with small children or pets such as cats and dogs as the animals and children can knock things out of the hutch and damage them.

Choosing the finish for you hutch will depend greatly on the décor of your home. French country fairs would benefit from a painted hutch in a nice white finish. A rustic country styled home should be represented with a wood finish instead. The stain should match any other wood color in the room. For instance, if the hutch is in the kitchen and the kitchen has maple colored wood stain the hutch should be stained to match the exiting cabinets. However, if your home has wood flooring in the room where you're looking to place the hutch, try for a tone slightly lighter or darker than the color of your flooring to avoid a washed appearance.

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.

Don't over do the hutch. The hutch should customize the room, not the other way around. If you have too much to display, choose to rotate the items in the display in and out of storage space as opposed to overcrowding a hutch or overcrowding a room with multiple hutches. Be sure the room is large enough to accommodate the space required for a hutch. Low ceilings will require a shorter hutch than tall ceilings. Place the hutch away from too much clutter as you'll want the piece to draw attention and stand on its own so that everyone can admire the subjects you've chosen to display.
by Andrew Hallinan
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