Kitchen design has evolved significantly in the past century. In the early 20th century, the kitchen was where cooking was done, but it was often used as the general workroom of the house for sewing and laundry in addition to cooking and cleaning.
In the 1920s, the kitchen evolved into a central fixture of a home, taking on a lighter, more welcoming feel to become a cohesive gathering place in the house.
As the decades progressed, so did kitchen design. These adaptations were less about layout and more about color and style.
For example, kitchens in the 1950s were known for bright pastels, bubble-shaped appliances matching the cabinets, colorful linoleum floors and Formica countertops with metal banding around the edges. Kitchens of the 1960s were utilitarian in design and wasted no space — while simultaneously boasting even crazier, somewhat kooky color schemes Picture the Brady Bunch.
The 1970s kitchen was darker, featuring more earth tones and muted colors than kitchens of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Kitchens in the ‘80s and ‘90s slowly became lighter, brighter and more open.
A modern approach to kitchen renovation
Jump forward to today, and it is clear kitchen design is moving toward the “open layout.” This makes the kitchen the central hub of the house, often connected to the dining room and family room — commonly visible from most rooms on the main floor.
Many people considering a kitchen remodeling project now start with phrases such as “blow out that wall” or “we really just want to open it up.” These approaches are not always simple or cheap, however, especially when it comes to moving existing plumbing or installing new fixtures.
Choosing the right plumber can save your project
As the most vital part of any kitchen remodel, plumbing should not be overlooked or shortchanged. Cutting corners in the plumbing department can actually cost much more in the long run. One busted pipe or undetected leak can rack up thousands of dollars in unexpected repairs. Often, you don’t realize the problem until it’s too late.
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