The kitchen is much more than a collection of storage cupboards; it’s a place to congregate, discuss the day's events and make important decisions as a family.
The heart of the home
The kitchen has always been centrally important in house. During the Middle Ages many homes had only one room that functioned as a combined Cooking facilities and living space. An open fire pit in the centre of the room provided both cooking and heat for the entire family, where at the end of a long working day families would gather to prepare, cook and eat food together.
Recently we have seen the return of these open plan living arrangements, and once again the preparation and enjoyment of food between families and friends has become central in many homes.