Ursulya Brauer. Kitchen. December 01st , 2017.
You must have heard of modular kitchens. These were introduced almost a decade before, and brought a great relief to the women and the housemaids that used to spend a considerable time in the kitchen. Modular kitchens made the work place more hygienic, sleek and comfortable with good storage space and ease of working. With the passage of time, architecture and interiors have become more technology-oriented with artistic designing and sufficient use of space and gadgets. Electronic accessories are now placed in such a way that the worktops and shelves get more attractive by the use of glossy and designer material.
There are many ways to go about designing your kitchen and you can choose something off the plan or an architects design. You may not really know exactly what you want but you do have an idea of the style you like and what your budget is. This is where you now need to do some planning and start to define your likes and dislikes. If your kitchen is an unusual shape, or particularly large or small, then there may be some unique design elements to consider.
In fact, in medieval ages, peasants did not have their own kitchens. Public kitchens were used and only the rich or wealthy had their own kitchen, usually with a cook. It is a world so far removed from our modern way of life, and so fascinating. Cooking was mostly done over an open fire and was obviously a much lengthier and harder process than we are used to today. Fires were used to keep warm and to cook and food was obviously very basic. But even our earliest ancestors enjoyed sharing a meal with others and it has always been considered a social event, even in the early days of mankind.
The middle classes would often use the kitchen as the main family room, whereas the upper classes really used it just as a kitchen and usually allowed the room to be run entirely by cooks and maids. All the things we take for granted now such as running water and sinks, electricity to boil a kettle or light the room, were not so readily available throughout history. In the very early days, people had to carry pots or jugs of water a long way.
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