Every room in your house demands suitable furniture to make it look cozy and inviting. There are, however, times when one furniture-type is suited to more than one part of the house. The elegant and useful Hampton sideboards make that cut.
Starting in the dining room as storage for cutlery and crockery, this piece of furniture has now found its way into the living rooms and bedrooms, too. It is now a must-have furniture element in any contemporary house.
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Sideboard Factors That Can’t Be Sidelined
Moving from one part of the house to the other means the sideboard has to undergo several changes. These changes affected every one of its fundamental aspects, morphing it into an interesting addition to your décor. Hampton sideboards now vary in form and setup, and to buy the right one, you must do some homework and understand a few things. Here, they are.
Wood is the go-to material for making these sideboards. It is light, rigid, resilient, and resistant to external factors like climate and pests. These factors vary depending on the type of wood chosen for the furniture’s construction. The other materials found are metal and manufactured boards. Some low-end ones can be made of strong plastic as well.
Solid wood gives the best look and performance for a given cost. A host of options like teak, rose, walnut, pine, etc., exist to select from. It can be shaped and contoured as per the buyer’s wishes. Metal also offers durability and customizability but is limited in the latter’s case as it’s hard to shape. Boards also provide convenience at the cost of some customizability.
The sideboard’s style must complement the overall theme of the house or its immediate surroundings. Garden variety sideboards use lighter colors and textures appropriate to the outdoors. They also don’t tend to contain openings like louvers in their doors to prevent insects from entering inside.
Living and Bedroom sideboards go with a class and elegance wrt their style. They tend to be made of dark-colored woods to add an aura of sophistication and luxury to them. It is not mandatory, though, and light-colored ones can also go well in those places, depending on the overall design. The texture can be customized, or the natural one offered by the material be left as is.
Not all sideboards are made equal, so check the quality of construction. A poorly constructed one can develop faults not long into its life, with mixed results. At worst, it can experience catastrophic failure, damaging the contents in it.
Shoddy material quality will also allow climate and pests to take a toll on it, compromising its longevity. Buy from a manufacturer that has a reputation you can trust. Inspect the piece for any faults and defects before buying it.
The cost varies based on many factors. The manufacturer, quality and source of material, labor costs, design, etc., all add up to give the final price. You can compare similar products across sellers to choose the one with the best value for money.
The Hampton sideboards can be the focal point of a house’s furniture portfolio. Choosing a quality one means years of convenience and elegance at every possible interior location.