Kitchen. Saturday , November 18th , 2017 - 22:54:47 PM
6. Countertop material for the island doesn‘t have to match the rest of your kitchen countertops as long as it is harmonious with the room‘s overall design. You may want to splurge on solid surfacing here, for example, and use laminate on the other countertops. A butcher-block countertop is ideal for chopping, while granite or marble works well for baking purposes and for rolling pastry dough.
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.
Your kitchen has specific dimensions, and you cannot change these. The same is true of standard furniture units, such as floor and wall cabinets, pantry units and also islands containing storage and butcher‘s blocks. The trouble is that when homes are built the standard furniture dimensions are never taken into account, and once fitted, standard units are generally an inch or two long or short.
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