By ggfp. Kitchen. At Wednesday, November 07th 2018, 18:18:18 PM.
As technology evolved, the iron stove was introduced. These stoves rather than being an open fire were closed in and this made cooking more efficient. By the late 19th century gas cooking was much more common. Cities started to build pipes, sewers and other forms of infrastructure, which made life a little easier, and meant that a consistent and reliable source of gas could be had. But kitchens were still nowhere near the modern day kitchen and often the kitchen room was also used as a bathroom or sleeping room.
Electricity brought many timesaving devices into the kitchen, as well as many inventions that pulled us away from the kitchen. Due to the innovations in the kitchen, fewer people were needed to prepare meals, so the kitchen lost a lot of its social importance and became a smaller, super-efficient working room. Built-in cabinetry, previously delegating only to Butler's pantries in larger homes, now became the best way to shrink the kitchen into an efficient workspace. With more leisure time, socializing was delegated to the living areas of the house, because the kitchen was too small.
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.