If you asked someone to tell you what types of furniture they would find in the living room or the bedroom, the answers would come to them right away. Couches, chairs, and small tables have their place in the living room, and the bedroom has a bed, a desk or a vanity, and a few dressers. If you asked someone about what kitchen furniture entails, however, he might be slightly confused. The kitchen has standard pieces of furniture as well, but the answers are slightly less obvious. The definition of furniture is large, moveable items that equip a house or a room. The key word here is “moveable.” As tempted as we are to call the refrigerator or the stove pieces of furniture, they are, in fact, appliances.
Here is a short guide to the furniture one might find in the kitchen.
A kitchen hutch. This piece of buffet furniture is usually large and stands up against the wall or in the corner of the room. The bottom half is usually kitchen cabinets and the top half are open or glassed shelves. Also known as a china hutch, the top shelves are the perfect place to displace choice pieces of your grandmother’s decorative porcelain dishes or you children’s latest masterpieces from art class. The bottom cabinet area gives you much needed storage space for either larger pots or dining room items such as places mats or candle stick holders.
A kitchen island. These units have become much more popular in recent years because people have started to realize how helpful and aesthetic an island is in their kitchen. Most kitchen lack essential counter space, which makes it very difficult to prepare family sized meals. The kitchen island quickly solves this problem. You can even use one edge of the counter on your island as a casual dining space. Purchase a few discount bar stools and you are all set.
A baker’s rack. Storage is hard to come by in the kitchen. There are so many different size pots and pans that one needs in order to make various dishes that it can be very difficult to find enough storage space to put everything. These racks not only help you store these items, it keeps them organized and easily accessible!
Kitchen furniture is extremely useful. Invest in a few pieces for your own kitchen today!