Connie's Corner

Tips from Waypoint's award-winning designer
January 7, 2013

Beautiful Hutches for the Home

Hutches are typically cabinets or shelves placed over a lower unit with a countertop. Often panels or cabinetry capture the sides for a free-standing look. However, all units shown here are built-ins, securely attached to wall just the way kitchen cabinetry is installed.

Found most often in dining rooms and kitchens, hutches offer a way to add variation in cabinet finishes, style as well as additional storage. Let’s look at several hutches that pack a lot of ideas.Waypoint's style 610D in Maple Butterscotch Glaze

The hutch above was designed for a wide hall leading into the kitchen of a home built in the late 1800s. In lieu of a tiled backsplash, matching paneling is use to give a more furniture-like look. The Afton glass inserts in the stacked wall cabinets fits nicely with the style of the home and the broad counter area is a perfect place to set up a buffet for the holidays.Waypoint's style 512sin Oak Espresso

This dining room hutch focuses on entertaining and wine storage. The contemporary pulls with the Espresso finish on oak cabinetry gives an up-to-date transitional look. With a thick open shelf and a place to hang wine glasses, the hutch is functional and attractive. A combination of drawers and standard base storage give a variety ways to tuck things away.Waypoint's style 610D in Maple Mocha Glaze

Above is a way to add an upper hutch to a kitchen.  If there is adequate wall cabinet storage in the kitchen, a wall hutch can add visual interest and a place to display cookbooks and pretty serving pieces. Spice drawers conceal recipe cards and small kitchen gadgets.

Even an office can have a hutch-like area. See below. This unit with bookcases and mullion doors cabinets with a wide cove top molding. The upper unit is installed over three File Drawer Base Cabinets helps organize any home. Beaded columns finish off the sides.Waypoint's style 410S in Cherry Java

Hutches can add value to nearly any room and provide a variety ways to enhance the livability of the home.

Connie Edwards CKD, CBD, Waypoint Living Spaces