If there was ever one room that every house couldn’t do without, that would be the kitchen. Regardless of whether you’re the cooking type or the type that stuffs junk in the refrigerator then blames the busy working hours for not cooking, you will always have a kitchen in your home. It is one of the things that has always been a constant in every home. Just like architectural design for homes has improved over the past few years, the kitchen has not been left behind.
The needs of home owners for space and creativity have increasingly become demanding and the evolution shows how kitchens have been able to adapt to these demands.
The most noticeable change in the kitchen has got to be the change in how appliances look. If you remember correctly, appliances back in the day were not only chunky but also noisy and with a very high appetite for energy. For instance, not long ago, it was impossible to have a conversation in the kitchen with the dishwasher running. It took so much space and the noise was a nuisance. The same case applied to refrigerators.
Currently, you have appliances that consume less energy, are appealing to the eye and ones that allow you to actually have a conversation in the kitchen regardless of how many of them are running.
This was previously referred to as the stove. Thanks to advancement in technology, the term has now changed to worktops. The name is not the only thing that has changed. The most noticeable thing about cooktops in the current era is that they are independent of the oven. If you prefer, you can have it on top of the oven. But, you can also designate it to another part of the kitchen especially if you prefer having loads of working space.
Other changes worth noting is the fact that you can now opt for a wide range of options when it comes to heating. The newer and more intriguing one is the induction cooker that leaves a cool and safe surface after the cooking is done.
One of the features that can make or break a functional kitchen in the modern times are the cabinets. But, they didn’t always appear that functional and well organised. In fact, kitchen cabinets could have easily been one of the most hated thing in a kitchen because of how frequently they would smack people on their heads. Nonetheless, despite their change in structure and design, their essence has remained the same.
Marble, quartz, recycled glass, concrete and even laminate; all these are materials that are used to make countertops now. Back in the day, installing a countertop made out of anything else other than wood would have been very expensive. Not only do the new surfaces make the kitchen look more attractive, they also make it more functional and some are actually very durable.
Don’t be fooled. Having custom-made furniture, appliances and kitchen design is a new trend that is just emerging. The only custom-made thing a traditional kitchen would have had is the paint. You could also have opted for a different layout but everything else was just copy and paste. Now you can give your kitchen more of your personal touch and use the space more exhaustively.
There is no questioning the far that the modern kitchen has come. Lessons learnt over the years have been used to fine tune appliances, layouts and maximise on space. Alas, the future is now! Get in touch with CJC Interiors and build your dream kitchen!