The dining room is regarded as the soul of the house where all family members spend quality time over meals discussing issues, achievements and challenges or reminiscing about incidents. In other words, it is an area made to present everyone with the opportunity to bond with family over food. The crockery unit, which until recently was a part of the kitchen or pantry has transitioned into a display area in the dining room to showcase the family's collection of tableware and glassware. Gone are the days of bulky wooden pieces that take up sizeable floor space. Designer PVC detachable units or modular crockery cabinets built into the wall have replaced them. Due to shrinking floor space in cities, the crockery units of today stand in as a subtle barrier between the kitchen and dining area or the common area in homes with an open-plan layout. Let us explore some crockery unit designs to help you get an idea of which ones can be adapted to suit your storage needs in the dining room.
The stylish custom-designed crockery shelf here blends effortlessly into the environment and forms a classy pairing with the closed cabinet at ground level. This style is a chic combination for small homes as it creates an illusion of openness and space.
This type of crockery cabinet design is trendy in large homes as they provide a large storage area for items from the kitchen and dining area. The sideboard style takes care of awkward dead space in the region that would otherwise have been wasted. Consisting of drawers and a combination of pull out or sliding door cabinets, this type of crockery unit generally lacks glass display areas.
A custom-built crockery unit such as this can be designed by an experienced carpenter with a good understanding of aesthetics and dimensions. The glass frontage of vertical and horizontal sections blend into a single unit with the closed cabinet at the bottom.
This beautiful crockery cum bar designed in a combination of blue and white connects two sections of the house. The glass shutters have a diamond-shaped design as well as mirror back-panelling and sparkling crystal knob handles. The unit is well lit with a combination comprising of spot and cove lights. The all-white interiors of the crockery unit at the top provide a dramatic contrast to the closed cabinets below it.
Here, we see a typical traditional crockery cabinet that serves as a multi-purpose storage unit, including a food pantry and a puja area. The floor to ceiling unit has been neatly sectioned into different areas to suit the traditional Asian style dining room and to accommodate the prayer area, which is an integral part of the house.
This in-wall fitted cabinet is regarded as one of the safest designs as it does not leave any awkward corners or jutting edges that might hurt people as they pass through the area. The crockery unit fulfils the necessary storage requirements and also looks aesthetically pleasing as it resonates with the Scandinavian design theme of the home.
It is the linear design that shines here and creates a distinctive feature in the contemporary crockery unit. The artistic composition comprises lovely dark-coloured interiors with lights bringing to life the beautiful crockery collection within, making it look like a piece of wall art.
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