A sideboard, also known as a buffet is a dining room cabinet or free-standing kitchen. Sideboards were largely common pieces before the advent of fitted and standardized cupboards. A sideboard typically sits against the walls of a dining room or eat-in kitchen.
The first thing you should do before getting a sideboard for yourself is to measure your space before putting it. This has a big effect on the size of the sideboard you search for, as well as other design alternatives. For instance, if there’s no space constraint you can look for one with five sections and double doors as well as three rows of drawers. If you have smaller space, one with double doors and a single row of drawers would do.
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What Does It Hold
The kind of items your sideboard will hold should be taken into account when purchasing one. If it will be used to hold items like saucers, cups, tablecloths, napkins and cups, then one with more drawers will do.
The most common materials used in sideboards is wood, and they are different types like mahogany, oak, pine and walnut. Laminate versions that imitate different materials like stone and wood are quite popular in contemporary and retro designs.
As a buyer, it is common to also consider looking through different alternatives made from composite wood or pressed sawdust, and although these may look good, it is recommended to suggest them.