“The kitchen is the heart of the home.” This saying has been handed down for generations and it’s something that most people agree with before thinking about the validity of the statement. When people think about their kitchens, they always equate it with comforting family memories that bring a smile to their faces.
These warm feelings are well deserved because the kitchen is the most important room in the home. The kitchen is the centre of every day, bringing people together over something that makes them feel better: food. The simple fact that the kitchen is where a family joins together for nourishment and sustenance shows just how important it is.
But it’s more than that, especially in today’s culture. Whereas, in the past, the kitchen was usually a separate room, where only the women spent their time cooking, far away from the rest of the family, it has now become a meeting place, a social area, and where the family gathers. As kitchens got bigger and added dining nooks, or breakfast tables, or bar stools for Sunday brunch, the room gained importance as more and more family events occurred there. No longer was the kitchen a separate room for food preparation. It has become a dining and meeting room as well.
The kitchen is also the main social area for a family. Now that the living room has essentially become the TV room, where the family sits down to stare, silently, at any number of screens, the kitchen is where people talk. Sitting down at the table, talking about the work or school day, people spend most of their time in the kitchen catching up with family and friends and bonding over good food.
This is why Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms believes that your kitchen should be much more than a place to cook. We spend time with you to make sure your custom kitchen design is perfect. Come and talk to us about how we can make your kitchen renovation perfect.