Why Were Sideboards First Made?

The original purpose of the sideboard was to give homeowners a secure location to show off their beautiful china. The owner might lay their food on the sideboard when they had formal dining services.

Why Sideboards Are Used Now 

Typically, sideboard designs let the owner display their glassware while also protecting it. When looking for a sideboard, a number of factors need to be taken into account, including the shelving design, the availability of cabinet doors, and any other significant storage solutions.

Shelving Matters

Whatever style of sideboard you decide on, it will have some sort of shelving. The shelves can be utilised purely for display or for functionality, depending on your preferences. The placement of the sideboard’s door and shelf will determine this. You may access multiple rows of storage but no cabinet enclosure if you choose a sideboard with open shelves.

A Shelving Top Tip

It’s crucial to measure the shelf height before buying a sideboard if you want to use it for displays. Your efforts to show off your exquisite china collection or crystal stemware will be in vain if you don’t select shelves that are the right height.

Cabinet Doors on Sideboards

Sideboard cabinet doors can be made out of either wood or glass. The type of material is determined by the particular sideboard design. The cabinet doors on traditional sideboards are typically made of wood, however, most modern cabinet doors are made primarily of glass.

Where to Place a Sideboard

Although most homes store it in the dining area, the sideboard can be placed in any room of your choosing because of its versatility. The sideboard can be utilised as a dresser substitute or a display unit, depending on how the home is laid out. Some homes even put their DVDs and CDs in the sideboard’s drawers as a media storage place or tuck away children’s toys and family board games until they are needed again. 

Sizing Considerations

The correct measures must be taken by homeowners before choosing a sideboard to bring home. Nobody wants to buy a sideboard that is either too big or too small. Width and depth might vary. Sideboards need to be big enough to stand out in the room without being so big that they disappear into the backdrop. Prior to making a purchase, it is extremely helpful to know exactly where the sideboard will be located in the house.

Sideboard Wine Racks

For the wine enthusiast looking for a sideboard, there is the option to get one with a dedicated area to hold all of your favourite alcohol. Modern sideboards have a built-in wine rack instead of the detachable ones of the past. While some sideboards designate an entire cabinet for wine storage, others incorporate a wine rack as a sectioned drawer. This enables the owners to, if they so desire, convert their sideboard into a bar.

Why Choose a Sideboard from Nestatnumber20?

Our hand-painted furniture is affordable without sacrificing gorgeous style. Whether you’re looking for contemporary painted sideboards or traditional painted Welsh dressers, look no further. 

You can choose ANY Farrow and Ball paint colour for FREE on all of our furniture. In other words, we can design furniture for your family, your home, and your style. Whether your home is cosy, traditional, and welcoming with creams and warm whites or even reds, or futuristic and minimalist with cool greys, whites, and blues, you can discover the ideal shade for your room.

Additionally, we provide custom-made or bespoke furniture. Therefore, if you have a space or a room that needs filling but nothing fits, we can talk about your needs, develop some drawings for you, and help you design custom furniture that is perfect for you and your house.