By ggfp. Kitchen. At Wednesday, November 07th 2018, 18:14:37 PM.
Shape: What we really mean here is the use of curves or straight lines in kitchen design. Curves are most significant in classical and traditional kitchens, where softer edges is the key trend. Curves are also popular in modern style kitchens while for a contemporary look, sleek sharp lines will stay in vogue. Contemporary kitchens need sharp lines to distinguish themselves from even modern kitchens, with slimline worktops and end panels adding that finishing touch.
Until a few years ago, modernizing a kitchen meant purchasing a new refrigerator, range, a combination sink and painting the kitchen in a bright, shiny white. We have come a long way in only a few years. The most striking aspect of the contemporary kitchen is its color. White has been displaced by more sophisticated colors. Counter space has been increased. Storage has been engineered to provide maximum use of all available space. Everything is within easy reach. Today's kitchen blends into the home. It is not a room apart, but a part of the home's living area.
In fact, in medieval ages, peasants did not have their own kitchens. Public kitchens were used and only the rich or wealthy had their own kitchen, usually with a cook. It is a world so far removed from our modern way of life, and so fascinating. Cooking was mostly done over an open fire and was obviously a much lengthier and harder process than we are used to today. Fires were used to keep warm and to cook and food was obviously very basic. But even our earliest ancestors enjoyed sharing a meal with others and it has always been considered a social event, even in the early days of mankind.