If you are looking for a sophisticated way to store entertaining and serving necessities, then a buffet or sideboard may be just the piece of furniture you need. A buffet or sideboard is also a wonderful addition for when you need to serve large spreads of food and drink and want to keep your dining table clear. Buffets...
and credenzas can also be known as servers or sideboards. Credenzas, buffets, servers, and sideboards come in many sizes and shapes. The majority of bases are wooden but you can also find metal and some upholstered. Tops can be in a variety of materials, such as stone, metal, marble, leather or wood. No matter your style, chances are you will be able to find one in The Buffet/Sideboard Store by Home Gallery Stores that is perfect for your living or dining room.
In the 16th century, a credenza was a verb — it was the act of tasting food and drinks meant for a lord or important person by a servant who was checking for poison. Today, a credenza/buffet/server/sideboard is a beautiful piece of furniture that traditionally is made of wood, has a central cupboard, double glass doors and has a marble or decorative stone top. No matter what term you want to use, a buffet, server, credenza or sideboard are great for those that like to entertain because they provide the extra space to store serving plates and utensils, as well as a place to put out the spread. When picking out the piece for you, consider what you will particularly be using your buffet/sideboard for. Some come with built in wine storage, others are better for storing glassware and silverware. Also be sure to measure how much space you have to work with; buffets can often be larger than a picture would lead you to believe. Measuring helps you know what size will look best in your home and avoid a return because a piece is not the size you expecting.