The kitchen is the pivotal gathering place in most homes. We start the day with nourishment and meaningful conversation in the kitchen….and we reconnect at the end of a busy day in the kitchen, too. Kitchens have become much larger spaces, opening into the family room for entertainment value. But unfortunately, we’ve lost the natural kitchen designs we fondly recall from our grandmother’s homes.
In our efforts to streamline the preparation of meals and create more efficiency in the kitchen has led to the creation of more clinical, cold spaces. This is largely due to the surfaces. These days stainless steel, marble and tile are the dominant materials. White, gray and neutral tones have become the color palette.
To bring more warmth back into your design, you must learn to think of your kitchen in a more holistic context.