In Arts and Crafts homes, you're likely to find an open dining area with a built-in buffet. In some, the buffet even features a pass-through to the kitchen, as efficiency was a top priority in the Arts and Crafts movement.
Stained wood built-ins work well in tones that go with the other wooden features in the room, including flooring. Notice that in this dining room even the table and chairs complement the buffet.
The flush toe kick integrated with the existing baseboard helps make this dining sideboard appear as if it has always been there.
In this historic residence in San Francisco, leaded glass windows are this built-in buffet's crowning glory.
The mirror above this built-in buffet makes the dining room appear as if it features a pass-through, while really it's just a space-gaining illusion.
A soapstone countertop and floating shelves contribute to this modern take on the built-in dining buffet.