By Katherine Huston. Modern Sideboard. Published at Sunday, February 11th, 2018 - 21:12:49 PM.
Once the dishes were washed and dried, the oak sideboard would also be the storage place between meals. The structure of the sideboard was generally five to six-feet in length by eighteen inches deep by thirty-eight to forty-one inches tall. The height was configured to the waist height of the hostess, for the top of the sideboard had to coincide with her ability to carry platters of food to and from the furniture piece. The sideboard had cabinets in the main trunk of the piece with at least one and generally two drawers. The top had to be completely flat without any interruption of its surface as it was the main staging area for serving.
Minimalistic style that used to be popular only until recently is ideal for smaller dining rooms because it helps save space, creates an illusion of larger space than it really is and is easily combined with modern furniture. However, many home owners have also discovered that it can be very impractical and sort of cold. This may not be as noticeable in small-sized dining rooms which have little space for anything other than a table and a few chairs but it is obvious in generous-sized rooms as it can create an appearance of emptiness and make the room look kind of incomplete.
Sideboards also come with interesting detailing that could add certain resplendence to your space. Carved wood, borders on the cupboards, and ornate embellishments and fixtures can make it look fancy, as per your choosing. In order add richness to your room, pick something with handles of the drawers and cupboards made be classic brass, or even in cut-glass or crystal, for a more delicate look. However, if you want a minimal look, a plain sideboard with borderless cupboards and drawers would be the best bet. Whatever your choice, remember that solid wood offers the kind of sophistication that nothing else can!
A sideboard is commonly used in a dining room. It is often a narrower piece of furniture that is placed along the wall. Its original purpose was to provide a place for serving food. Today we still see many sideboards in dining rooms. It is a great place to be able to set up a small beverage station or set out for entertaining purposes. Many people also use their sideboards to highlight some of their decorative pieces.
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