If you’ve always thought china cabinets were destined for the dining room, you might be interested in this idea. . . What about moving the cabinet/hutch/armoire into the kitchen and even having it built-in as a custom storage option? Here are a few examples that caught my attention:
This image is one of my favorites. I love the look of a very traditional china cabinet seamlessly woven into an updated kitchen and with the open shelving in the same finish. Source: Remedy
The addition of this green cabinet in Edie’s kitchen has always stuck with me. Technically, it’s not a built-in but the clean lines work so well with the cabinetry and I love mixing up the gray cabinets with a fun color—as demonstrated in my own kitchen. ;) Source: @LifeinGrace on Instagram
This hutch was original to the house but I love the way they sanded it down. Adding a patterned black and white tile makes the whole thing look modern and fresh. Source: Joanna Gaines
This is a stunner. Chelsea designed this custom cabinet for her client’s kitchen and I love the contrast of black in a white kitchen. Source: @ChelseaHorsleyDesign on Instagram
This is a really pretty example of new cabinetry made to look like a built-in china cabinet. I like how she repeated the light wood tones in the pendants and a wood detail on the kitchen hood. Source: Design Loves Detail
We almost did this when we remodeled our kitchen. We opted for a bench instead. I love it but I miss the storage.
CHERYL JOHNSON says
love these kitchens, the mixing in of wood, brass, white, backdrop of wallpaper.
Karen L. says
Thanks for showing what is most current. I wondered if the younger generation is even using china hutches now?
I think the idea of using a china cabinet in a kitchen is similar to having an un-kitchen. Utilizing furniture instead of cabinets. It seems very old world to me. I love it.
Marcie Millholland says
I love the integrated look. If you are not familiar with @edithanneduncan on IG then you need to go take a look at her built in storage!! Be sure to scroll back and see the Breakfast room cabinet with all of the silver. Amazing!
Emily Clark says
Oooh! Thanks for the introduction :)
Bonnie Gutierrez says
I have been considering this as an option in a kitchen or butler’s pantry. Thank you for the inspiration to go ahead!
Jennifer Griffin says
Edie’s kitchen is one of my all time faves!
so lovely !
I love this look. Now I know what to do with my grandmother’s china hutch sitting in storage! Dreaming of a future kitchen reno :)
I love this….thank you for sharing.
Beth Christoff says
Appeals to both modern and traditional design tastes. Something practical and beautiful for everyone! Love it.
Love this look. These kitchens are so much more interesting and dimensional that what I’ve seen lately.