When we think about a kitchen, cooking is usually the first thing that comes to mind. What most people often forget is that your kitchen is actually the epicenter of your home. When designed and implemented properly, a kitchen can actually be the focus of attention and the highlight of your entire home.
Originally the household kitchen was designed solely as a place in your home intended for preparing and cooking meals. However, over the past few decades, the kitchen has slowly morphed into the epicenter of the home. If you really think about it, the kitchen is the place you gather with your friends and family, it’s the place for hanging with your loved ones, an entertainment center, a children’s art-and-crafts station and lets not forget its original purpose—a place to enjoy cooking and preparing good food with family and friends.
Have you ever stopped and wondered why family and friends all tend to gather in the kitchen? What is it about kitchens that evoke a mysterious magnetic attraction?
Here are a handful of reasons that make your kitchen the heart of your home:
1. The Staple of Every Home
Every home has a kitchen. It’s required. No other room other then the bathroom serves such a distinct purpose. Having a functional and modern kitchen is truly a blessing. It helps turn meal preparation into a pleasurable activity amidst the busy hustle and bustle of life.
2. It’s a Room For Everyone
In recent years, families have begun to adapt their kitchens to provide a more encouraging environment in which to congregate. With open designs and a comforting space, family computers and daily homework time have made their way into kitchens so that kids and parents can be together while dinner is being made. Because of this shift in kitchen dynamics, it is important your kitchen space is designed to be welcoming and encouraging for your family members to come together.
3. Good For The Body, Good For The Soul
The kitchen is good for the body, mind and soul, since food promotes, stimulates and develops your mind, body and soul. Without it, we wouldn’t survive. The kitchen provides a thoroughfare to store and prepare the food and nutrients our bodies need. You want the very best for your family, and it’s comforting to know you can help them develop healthy eating habits and cooking skills early in life that will bring lifelong benefits.
4. Family Time
It’s all about family fun in the Kitchen. The Kitchen provides the perfect space for fun family activities. Cooking and baking with your family is a great bonding experience. It also gives everyone an opportunity to create, grow, learn and enjoy new things.
5. The Kitchen Makes a Statement
Your kitchen sets the tone for the rest of your home. People invest a lot into kitchen upgrades because it is the most valuable & useful room when it comes to the resale value of the home. Kitchens set the tone for the entire house. The kitchen has the ability to not only provide a meal but a complete experience. An inspiring and stimulating space can mean the difference between a not so good day and an awesome day.
In order for you to get the most efficiency out of your kitchen, try to cultivate your culinary ability to match the kitchen that best suites your imagination and needs. For those not looking to renovate the entire kitchen, small upgrades can go a long way. Changing the cabinets and/or countertops can significantly transform the mood in the kitchen.
Imagineer Remodeling can help make your kitchen the heart of the home. Our team of skilled design specialists and space experts provide complete design, consultation and installation services to help turn your vision into a reality.