I’ve been designing functional, cozy, memory-making kitchens now for more than 20 years. And here’s a little secret –
There is absolutely not a more important room in your home.
Kitchens represent the central focus of our lives. We designers refer to kitchens as “the heart of the home,” and for good reason. When I look back at some of my favorite life memories and events, most of them are in the kitchen.
Stories are told.
Memories are made.
They are our little experimental laboratories.
Friends and family stay late conversing, laughing, sharing their lives with you.
It’s where we come together and teach our children (and grandchildren) how to cook secret recipes that have been in the family for years.
Children learn to be of service and help out the family, setting and clearing the table.
Husbands and wives have surprise candle-lit dinners and remember how it all started.
Women let off steam chopping vegetables, become more confident and creative.
Men feel appreciated and cared for.
It’s where we heal our bodies and provide the right fuel to keep our families moving.
It’s time we come back to our roots and sit down as families for our meals – with no digital distractions.
Let’s get back to the basics of what a kitchen really represents. In our kitchens, we find love and family and togetherness. And what is more important than that?