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Why You Should Invest in a Sideboard

Sideboards have been around since the 18th Century, storing our stuff and generally helping us be more organized. While sideboards (also known as buffets, consoles, and credenzas) started out in dining rooms as a place to hold cutlery, dishes, napkins, etc., they’re now being incorporated throughout the entire house. Wherever you use them, sideboards serve a great many purposes and offer a great many uses.

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  1. Sideboards slip into slim spaces. Most sideboards are thin/shallow which makes them easy to fit into tight spaces like hallways or next to the bed. Choose a design with sliding doors to save more space.

  2. Have an open floor plan like a loft space? A sideboard can divide the space up. Place the sideboard behind the sofa to create space between the living area and dining area.

  3. Sideboards make great alternatives to the typical media cabinets and dressers. Mount your TV above a sideboard that’s equally as wide to create balance (or just place it on the sideboard) or simply use a sideboard in place of a dresser.

  4. Use a sideboard to organize your entry hallway. Your foyer/entry hallway can be a hectic place since it’s where everyone tends to dump their stuff. Having a sideboard there means each member of the family can have a drawer or compartment for their keys, scarves, gloves, etc. Voila, cleanliness!

  5. Sideboards blend in. Furniture used for storage tends to be fairly open (think bookcases and modular shelving units) but with sideboards, everything is hidden for a streamlined, clutter-free look.

  6. Make your kid’s room more stylish with a funky sideboard used for storage. They’re perfect for storing things like Legos and art supplies plus you can fit bigger stuff in the cabinet parts.

  7. Create a bar. Add a tray for an ice bucket, serving glasses, and whatever your poison to a sidebar and you’re set!

  8. Sideboards can ground artwork. Placing a sideboard underneath a piece of art on the wall draws the eye to the art. If you have a piece you particularly love, try this trick out.

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Sideboards are useful creatures, can be eye-catching pieces, and are fabulous for organization. Whatever you decide to use them for and wherever you decide to put them, it’s a sure bet you’ll be happy. If you need help deciding what sideboard is best for you, visit us online today, drop by the store or call, and we’ll be happy to help out! We can’t wait to help you find your new piece!

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Study in Style!

School is back in session, which means you or someone in your family is back to hitting the books. Studying, homework and school, can be a full-time job these days, so you’re going to want to make sure you have the best “office” area available to help you through. Whether it’s just a corner of your bedroom or a whole entire room dedicated to reading, writing, etc., we have the desk for you – from writing desks to computer desks to drafting desks and more, we have what you’re looking for this fall season! Check out some of our magnificent selection below; then head over to our website or one of our many locations to see the rest. This year, make sure you’re getting straight As across the board, starting with style!

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Park City Computer Desk and Hutch

This youth computer desk with hutch provides children with a stylish and highly functional setting to do homework and enjoy their creative pursuits. In addition to being sturdily crafted from poplar solids and cherry veneers, this desk is computer ready. The center drawer has a drop-down face which the drawer ideal for placing a computer keyboard. The hutch contains shelves, storage compartments and a corkboard panel for tacking up pictures and homework assignments. Rich Merlot wood finish enhances the contemporary charm of the desk.


 

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Desks Wood Desk

Complete your modern home office with this contemporary table desk. This desk is perfect for a small home office or downtown loft with modern appeal. An open shelf matches a contemporary open concept so you don’t miss a design beat while finishing your office decor.


 

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Boston 47″ Writing Desk & Hutch

This 47″ table desk and hutch set is simply styled with block legs beveled at the foot, recessed side panels and brushed nickel hardware. The desk offers a single task drawer, while the accompanying hutch features two small drawers and five display shelves great for storing books and files. Feature this desk unit on its own as a simple computer desk or occasional table, or combine it with other modular pieces from the collection to create a customized home office unit.