Built-In Buffets & Bars

Built-ins are a small luxury, especially in kitchens and dining rooms, where they provide structured space to put your serving pieces on display. Here are five homes that use their built-ins to set the stage for entertaining.


  • 1 Yoko and Matthew’s home has one of the most amazing kitchen bars we’ve ever seen, including a beautiful solution for storing wine (not shown above). To see the whole space, click here.

  • 2 Brittany’s nook adds character to her self-described “garden party” dining room. We love the way she’s styled it with a collection of plates.

  • 3 In Terisa and Colin’s kitchen, a narrow alcove with shelving turned out to be the ideal space for a dry bar.

  • 4 Melissa and Matt’s home has a built-in kitchen counter bar. They’ve added extra storage using floating shelves and a cleverly placed rack under the counter.

  • 5 Nicole and Brandon’s dining room came with this gorgeous built-in hutch, which Nicole uses to show off her ceramics.

Photos: Yoko, Brittany, Sarah Coffey, Evan Thomas (4-5)