Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Bakers Racks - Perfect For Adding Function and Beauty to Your Dining Space

There is this empty wall in your dining room and you are just dumbfounded as to how you are going to fill the space. You tried putting a picture on it, but then you can't really use the space, just look at it. Well, what if there was a way to both add some decorative charm to your space and functionality all at the same time? There is a way and that is with bakers racks. One has both those lovely qualities.

How can they have both? For starters, the reason bakers racks are so practical is because of their design. You see, one will generally sit between four to five, even six feet of the ground and will feature shelving. Sometimes the shelves will all be the same length and sometimes they won't as they will taper upward or downward depending upon what type you get. These shelves provide you with a great place to organize and set different things down including plants, pots, pans, books, and even family photos or precious collectibles. There are some that even come with drawers and cabinets, offering you even more place to stow things away.

What makes bakers racks appealing to the eye is all the materials they are crafted from and the multiple finishes that they can feature. For instance, you can get one that is crafted out of wrought iron that is filled with elegant, looping scrollwork and is finished in a gold patina color. Or, you can get one that is crafted out of wood, like alder, with a plain, simple design while being finished in a rich cherry color. Some will even be made from a combination of metal and glass with metal frame, like something crafted from steel finish in a powder coated black color, that supports lovely glass shelves.

There are many other material and finishing choices when it comes to bakers racks. Some of the other material options include additional woods like pine, maple, and cedar while other metals out there are stainless steel or aluminum. Other finishing options are a variety of stains for the wood, including espresso or lighter colors, brushed or polished for the metal, and leather can even be thrown into the mix as well.

All the material and finishing selections create bakers racks of all different types. The first example mentioned above would have more of an antique style while the second one would be more on the traditional side. You can also get ones that have a modern feel and some that are more contemporary and others that combine styles.

For a quick and easy way to see all the bakers racks that are available, just go online. You can comparison shop through all the stores in a jiff and when you do decide on something, it will generally be at a pretty reasonable price. Plus, it will be shipped right to your home, so no worries on how you'll get it from here to there.

In the end, if you want to add both function and beauty to your dining space, turn to bakers racks to do it. There are many fine options to choose from that will be sure to please.

Author Jennifer Akre is an owner of a wide variety of online specialty shops such as that offer both items and information on how you can easily furnish and decorate your space. Whether it's your living, bedroom, or even your deck or patio, there are many tips you can use to make those spots both functional and beautiful. Today, she offers advice on how to create a fabulous kitchen area by using classic kitchen tables that have been re-vamped.

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