Kitchen dressers for every home
In the age of the fitted kitchen, a bolder and brighter choice is a freestanding, antique kitchen dresser. Often these glorious pieces of functional furniture are handcrafted, lending them a stylish longevity that will look charming in any kitchen set up, no matter the style of interior décor.
Dressers, or hutches as they are also known, are often made from the very versatile pine wood. This is a quality that makes them ideal for upcycling if it's a shabby-chic effect you're after. Often pine dressers retain their soft sheen and are the ideal light hue for a kitchen. A solid hutch is the perfect place for storing and displaying flatware and will pair beautifully with a rustic, stripped timber kitchen table and benches for the ultimate in cosy farmhouse ambience for the family to gather round.
Store and display
Selecting a dresser that can multitask is a smart styling move as it will include a cupboard for crockery, a drawer for cutlery, and a grooved display for plates, therefore, working wonders as a space-saving piece of furniture. Often the cupboard doors are panelled with windows and the glass will come leaded or with a textured finish.
Larger antique dressers are often from the Victorian era. These pieces of antique furniture are sturdy and commanding and may require a decent amount of space. But if its a slimmer piece with similar functionality you are after, look out French dressers that will complement more compact rooms.
If a unique design is something that takes your fancy, keep your eyes peeled for dressers in carved oak with a gothic flair, or the more austere Georgian styles and stand out Jacobean dressers.
Spaces that are very tight can be made functional with an antique sideboard, perfect for storing flatware and as a buffet for serving guests.