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Gain more storage by adding a buffet cabinet to your kitchen remodel. This multi-functional cabinet offers great storage for family heirlooms, fine china, keepsakes from travel, or serving dishes for entertaining. The extra counter space also provides a great place to put appetizers and desserts during family holidays and celebrations. To maximize your kitchen storage, here are 4 steps to designing your perfect buffet cabinet.

Determine Your Needs

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Gather your inspiration photos and figure out what types of storage you need. Cabinet layouts and interior accessories will be dependent on whether you’re storing rarely used fine china, or plates, dishes, bowls, and cutlery that are used every month to entertain family and friends.

Measure Your Space

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Grab a tape measure and draw a floorplan of the space allocated for your future buffet cabinet. It’s best to confirm measurements a few times or if measuring makes you nervous, ask your contractor for help. Once the measurements are written down, you can start the design process much faster.

Explore Your Options

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Cream shaker kitchen cabinet

Whether you’re partnering with a designer or shopping on your own, check out the storage solutions and accessories page. There you will find anything from drawer cabinets to roll-out tray cabinets, peg drawer organizers, cutlery dividers, and wine storage. Select the accessories for your buffet based on the needs you identified earlier.

Add Your Accessories

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White shaker kitchen cabinets

Now is the time to add your personality and style to the buffet design. Take this opportunity to add glass cabinet doors, decorative door panels, furniture legs and feet, crown molding, and light rail molding. Any of these elements will beautifully embellish your cabinets and create a furniture-style focal point.

If you haven’t selected the door style for your buffet design, use a similar door style to your kitchen for a cohesive look, or choose another complementary style to create a focal point. Once you take these steps and plan the layout with a kitchen designer, all that’s left is ordering and installation. For more tips and advice, contact a CliqStudios kitchen designer today.


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