What To Consider When Shopping For New Dishes
Get dishes that will not only fit your kitchen cabinets but also shelves, and the dishwasher.
You know those big big, beautiful plates you swoon over at Crate & Barrel or maybe even Bed Bath & Beyond?
Well you won't love them so much when you realize you can't close your cupboards!
So before purchasing a set of dishes, don't ignore the space your and storage you have to work with. really consider your storage restrictions before making a purchase.
If you can, opt for open stock so you can customize.
If you're mostly interested in plates and soup bowls, a 5-piece set probably isn't in your best interest.
Instead, opt for a open stock options which allow you to pick and choose exactly what you want.
Also, open stock options also make it easy incase you need to replace an item!
When in doubt, stick with a classic: white bone china or porcelain dishes.
If you're having a hard time deciding what color dishes to pick. go with a classic option, white dishes. You really can't go wrong. After all, they make for a beautiful base set, which allows your to be versatile so you can accent your setting with colorful bowls, mugs, etc.
Make to have enough piece to host a big dinner party.
Even if you're currently a household of one or two people, it's always a wise decision to plan ahead and have the ability to cater to bigger families, parties or even gatherings.
You don't need two different sets, buy one set for both everyday and formal dining.
Having two different sets of dishes is a thing of the past. Instead, invest in your dishes. Buy one nice and complete set that allows you to dress it up or down with linens and other accent pieces.
Invest in your dishes.
This is where putting the extra money in to buy something of quality really makes a difference. If you plan on having theses dishes for years to come, make the investment and don't skimp out on quality.