A hutch is a term used to describe a type of furniture that typically consists of a set of shelves or cabinets placed on top of a lower unit like a desk, sideboard, or buffet. It is often characterized by its open or glass-fronted upper section for display purposes, and enclosed lower section for storage. Hutches are commonly used in dining rooms or kitchens to store and display dishes, glasses, or other decorative items. They can also be found in home offices or other areas for organizational purposes. A chest or cabinet on legs, with doors. A set of shelves or cabinets placed on top of a lower unit with a counter and drawers.