1 The Kitchen is the heart of the home
They say the way to a man’s heart is through the stomach. Therefore, if food draws a woman close to a man’s heart, then the room where food is prepared should be the heart of the home. Whether small or large, even if it’s just a small portion where a stove is placed, the kitchen is the hub of the home. It is where the meals are created – it fuels the bodies, minds and souls of friends and families.
2 Kitchens are no longer solely for cooking
The true function of the kitchen has changed over time. Before it was only used for cooking, however, these days it’s a space to bond, create, innovate and spend time. Kitchens are not sedate and quiet rooms. They are rooms filled with energy, aroma and texture. They were created with a purpose, one purpose in mind. They were created to be utilitarian spaces
3 The importance of kitchen size today
Today the importance of a good sized, productive kitchen is cannot be underestimated. It is, according to many, the most important room of the house. In today’s real estate, a house’s resale depends greatly on its kitchen. Its location and functionality is key. Older kitchens must be made to look newer, more streamlined and more modern. For resale purposes, it is not unheard of for sellers to bring in new accessories; paint and appliances are brought in to help the sale.
4 Today’s kitchen is much more than a kitchen
Today’s the kitchen is the family’s living space. There is the kitchen area – the designated cooking space – thoughtfully, carefully planned and laid out. Then there’s the dining area within the kitchen, usually large enough to hold a table that comfortably seats 6 or more, and finally, in many of these larger kitchens, is the sitting area, so that in effect, the whole family can hang out together while cooking, working or relaxing. Many new homes embracing the more casual lifestyle are being built without a dining room or formal living area. For those who enjoy entertaining and do so often, even the homes with formal dining and living areas find that the crowd usually gathers in the kitchen.