Kitchen Remodeling Trends, Part 2: Live-In Kitchens

If you are kicking
around ideas for a future kitchen renovation, stop and think about how you’d
like to use it.  Wouldn’t it be nice to
incorporate some living and working space in addition to the standard cooking amenities?  More and more people are realizing the value
of a live-in kitchen and are incorporating that idea in to their kitchen

The Live-in Kitchen

The function
and essence of the kitchen has been steadily evolving from year to year.  Its sole purpose is no longer for preparing
and cooking meals, rather it has molded into a place that can be truly utilized
for living & entertaining friends and family.  Essentially, the kitchen is the most used room
in the house and many parents and kids tend to congregate in this area for several
reasons including:

  • Social and everyday interaction: Due to the growing concentration on
    “multi-purpose” rooms, kitchen remodeling trends now integrate functional
    aspects of a kitchen that facilitate relaxation.
  • Comfort and usability: Many homeowners are incorporating
    luxury comfort items such as: couches, televisions, coffee tables and computers
    with internet access into their kitchen space to encourage a more functional
    space that everyone can use at once.
  • Needs of everyday life:  Creating a versatile and practical room
    designed to fit around your lifestyle is immensely helpful as the tasks of
    everyday life become harder to manage. It provides a family oriented space
    where you can cook diligently while simultaneously helping your children with
    their homework.

This trend has
not only been a result of the natural evolution in kitchen remodeling, but it
has also become the chosen preference for most households due to the added
comfort and practicality to their style of living.

The photos above show great examples of work/play/cook kitchens that I have renovated recently.  For more ideas view our photo gallery or for a consultation on how you can make your kitchen work for you, contact us today.