By ggfp. Kitchen. At Monday, March 05th 2018, 07:18:51 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.
Other clients think the \"traffic corridor\" kitchen concept \"clogs\" up the kitchen with unnecessary and unwanted people. Count me in the \"keep-the-unnecessary-people-out-of-the-kitchen\" category. I like to keep the kitchen open and inviting, I just don't want the extra bodies while the meal is being prepared. By keeping the extra bodies out, the kitchen can be smaller and more efficient, meaning fewer steps between the refrigerator, cooktop and sink.
Domestic kitchen remodeling is a relatively recent field. It is aimed at optimizing the work in a kitchen and it is related to upgrading the kitchen equipment according to the modern day requirements. There are various models represented for kitchen renovation and design. In this regard, Beecher provides an example of a model kitchen. The model kitchen was propagated for the first time and led to a systematic design of kitchens. All such designs are based on early ergonomics. The various design templates of these kitchen models include the construction of regular shelves on the walls and providing the cook with adequate work space.