Last updated on February 11th, 2022
It’s true. Most of us have two sets of crockery: an ‘everyday’ version used regularly and a ‘fancy’ version used on special occasions. The ‘special occasion’ crockery is usually fragile and must be stored properly. This calls for a beautiful crockery unit that is functional and also adds to the look of your kitchen or dining area. Our parents did this effortlessly. Many of us would remember crockery units that proudly showed off expensive glassware in our parents’ homes. Those cabinets treated crockery as a piece of decor – and certain items deserve that coveted treatment, wouldn’t you agree?
We can certainly interpret that trend in a modern way and store expensive dinnerware aesthetically. Let’s figure out how to go about it, shall we?
1. Allocate space
Crockery cabinets can be quite large. So the first step must be to know the area available in the kitchen. If you have a smaller kitchen, you might want to shift the crockery unit to the dining or living area. You can also try using a wall-mounted crockery unit if the floor area is inadequate. What you can also do is, move around the existing furniture to chalk out the space you want to allot to the cabinet.
2. Take a long, hard look at your kitchen
Many homes have modular kitchens, and a wall-mounted unit may work best with that. The unit should look coherent with the overall style of your kitchen. Adding a rustic, raw-wood piece to an otherwise super sleek kitchen would look improper. Similarly, if you have a minimalist kitchen, open shelves with stacks of crockery would look messy and out of place. So, it’s important to figure out what would work well with your home and the existing flow of decor.
3. Think of the material you’d want
Along the same line of thinking, the crockery unit should be made of materials that match the rest of the kitchen, also factoring in the weather conditions of your area. For example, untreated wood will warp badly in a humid area, and vintage pieces have varnishes that discolor in strong sunlight. So choose materials that can handle some dampness and are termite resistant, for instance. The hardware should also be rust-resistant and strong.
4. Finally, arrive at the kind of unit that’ll work for you
Once you have all the above considerations in mind and have decided on your budget, you can choose from a wide range of styles. Here are our picks:
–A crockery unit with glass doors
This style is apt if you want to show off your expensive dinnerware. You can opt for traditional or sliding glass doors.
–A wall-mounted crockery unit
Wall-mounted units can integrate seamlessly into modular kitchens and are great for space-saving, especially if you have high ceilings. They can be open or closed as per your preference.
–A sideboard-style crockery unit
Sideboards are a great option if you have a lot of spare crockery that you would like to store in the dining or living room. They will hide away the clutter while providing ample ventilation with slotted or cut work doors.
You are now all set to find the best crockery unit for your dream home!
Fancy crockery is a must-have during the festive season. It is a time-tested way to impress your guests and to give yourself that occasional treat. You can make your posh dinnerware go the extra mile by using it as art. Find other such offbeat decoration ideas for your kitchen here. A thing of beauty is a joy forever, so give your beautiful crockery a beautiful home!
Happy decorating, folks!