In interior design, there are many situations where one can be confused with the terms to each type of furniture. When talking about dining room, there are furniture that can get a bit confusing: Buffet, Sideboard, and Server. Today we’ll tell all about the differences between these similar pieces.
The modern “sideboard” is probably the most widely used of all of the terms for a long, low storage piece, and it came to be as the precursor to modern-day kitchen cabinets. An antique variation of the sideboard is a hunt board, which is taller than a typical sideboard; it was designed for hungry folks to stand around and eat from after finishing a hunt.
What Is a Buffet?
In definition, there aren’t much differences between sideboards and buffets. The most common variation is that a buffet is placed in the dining room, and a sideboard is put in the living room. It´s also known that shops and manufacturers call this type of pieces with higher legs buffets, and basically it´s used to lay out big spreads of food and drink.
What Is a Server?
Servers tend to be a smaller design of a buffet. In spite of that, they should be more formal, and lighter in scale than buffets. The term “server” comes from the fact that the people serving the food in a formal dining room or restaurant are called servers.