Kitchens are the center of the home, the hub around which the life of a family revolves and a room used by every person in the home. It’s the place where families create memories- kids do homework on the kitchen table, parents prepare meals, and where friends and new guests are welcomed, without the rigidity of a formal dining room.
Whether a sleek, modern room full of stainless steel and recessed cabinetry with frosted glass, or a cozy, enveloping rustic country style, It’s by far the room that gets the most usage in a home, a gathering place and eating venue geared towards comfort and ease.
Today, kitchen functions have expanded to include elements of the living room and dining areas of a home, and increasingly moved towards larger, more open designs. Cooking has become a hobby with food enthusiasts investing in their kitchens, architects have followed this trend by rethinking the kitchen as a prestige room, designed to show off wealth or culinary proficiency. The trend towards open kitchens is more than just an exercise in appearances, however, as it also corresponds to changes in the way we cook.