Morris Black Designer Craig Collins was confronted by a classic dilemma… an L-shaped kitchen, open to the dining room, without enough dish storage. His solution: bring the dishes to the table – by creating a dish/glassware hutch which can double as a buffet AND a wine cabinet.
Craig designed the kitchen as a cooking and baking center, then designed this Wine Hutch and Buffet in the adjacent dining room. The fluted columns and crown molding match the kitchen cabinets, but here he used glass cabinets for display and vertical cube bins for wine bottle storage. He added a small bar sink in the Rain Forest Brown granite countertop, then added a wine cooler hidden in the base cabinets (covered by a paneled door). To keep the hutch from appearing too imposing, he angled the sides and added open shelves. For extra display area, he kept the hutch height low enough to store the couples ceramics, gathered from their international travels.
The kitchen is in maple with a Cognac finish. The hutch is painted white with a Cocoa glaze. The final touches include a white tile backsplash with brown accent tiles, and dimmable in-cabinet and under-cabinet lighting to accent the wine glasses and add a soft glow during dinner parties. The homeowner was thrilled – with both the added storage and the new display areas.
Morris Black designers can create custom furniture for any room in your home… just ask!