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Dining Room Storage Solutions

Unless you happen to be lucky enough to have a butler’s pantry in your home, there’s a good chance that you could use some extra storage for all of the serveware and dishware, cutlery, linens and other items that live in your formal dining room. Assuming that you’re one of the many Canadian households that still believes in their importance in the home.

Whether you are looking to do away with that old, outdated china cabinet, or need to expand your dining room storage, here are some storage options, both DIY and must buy, that can help you create a delicious new look in your home.


Use shelving in your dining room when you not only want to store your items, but also make them part of the décor. Serving pieces, dishware and glassware can all be beautifully featured along with any decorative accents you may wish to include.


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The quintessential dining room storage piece –the buffet, sideboard, credenza or whatever you want to call it plays the best supporting role in any dining room. It’s a natural for containing items like linens, tabletop accessories like shakers, chargers, napkin rings, and any décor items you want on-hand.

If you have an excess of dishware or if you’re not the type that likes to put the wedding china on display, then long and low furniture item can also play host to the good dishes as well.



When you really want a formal feel to your formal dining room, then built-in storage just might be the way to go. Dining room built-ins usually require the room to have a good deal of available space, because they provide storage and a focal point for the room.

What you choose to store in your built-ins depends upon whether you opt for shelves only or shelves and draws in the design.


Updated Hutch

While that circa-1980’s  china cabinet may have seen better days, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be updated to better suit your décor. Rather than getting rid of that old hutch, revitalize it with a coat of paint and some new hardware.

Corner Cabinets

If you have a lot of things, but little space for storage, you might want to consider adding a corner cabinet. Tuck it away in what would ordinarily be dead space for most people and you’ll have something neat and discreet for storing glassware, linens, décor and more.


Whether you prefer desserts, drinks or a little of each, you may find adding a cart to your dining room to be beneficial. Carts offer an easy place to store glasses and bottled beverages, tea services, a stack of dessert plates or other small hosting items.

Looking for more dining room storage solutions? Take a look at our listings for stores offering furniture and home accessories.

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