I experienced this first hand on New Year’s Eve this year. I desperately tried to corral my guests into the lounge; after all it is a good-looking room and also has comfortable seating. But would they go? Apparently not. I got them as far as the doorway where they all mingled and chatted quite happily, not even questioning that they weren’t in an actual room until they slowly but surely migrated back into my very ugly kitchen. That’s it, I said, 2019 will be the year I finally get my kitchen turned into the dream destination I have always wanted it to be!
I do the Interior Design for a lot of family kitchen spaces and I love them. They are quite a technical space to get right but also a space you can have so much fun with. The role the kitchen plays in a home is very different from how it used to be. Once it was a poky little room at the back of a house where “Mother” would prepare all the meals and then serve up in the dining room. Only kids would have their “tea” in there after returning from school. It certainly wasn’t the jewel in the crown of our homes that it is today.