By ggfp. Kitchen. At Tuesday, March 06th 2018, 05:37:44 AM.
In the days before electricity changed everything in our lives, family kitchens in modestly sized homes were large but simply appointed rooms. They contained a solid fuel heat source for cooking (a fireplace or a coal or wood stove) and a built-in sink, with or without running water. Everything else was a piece of furniture. The icebox was elegantly made of wood, as were the central dining/work table, cupboards, pie safes and pantries. The family kitchen was the central work/social place of the home too where family members, sometimes in the company of friends performed most domestic chores and socialized with each other.
Although the development of these facilities reduced the cooking activities of many people, people's interest in remodeling and maintaining their kitchens still remained. This ultimately led to the field of kitchen designing and remodeling. Designing an open kitchen has certain advantages. Such a kitchen design helps the cooks interact with the guests and cook at the same time. It might also prove to be a platform for creative cooks and chefs who could show their abilities and cooking performances to an audience. But for these kinds of kitchens, there may be some difficulty faced by designers in kitchen remodeling.
The most advanced and well equipped kitchen is named the Trophy Kitchen. This specific type of kitchen is highly equipped with expensive and sophisticated appliances. The prime objective of these kitchens might not be the actual use of all the appliances placed in the kitchen. These are predominantly meant for impressing visitors and projecting the social status of the owner. Usually these kitchens do not require much remodeling as they are already highly equipped and laden with expensive appliances.