Are kitchens getting smaller?

Lifestyle

It may sound baffling but the hectic lifestyles of Granite Worktops Lincoln in the 21st century mean that eating at home isn’t always an option. Working extra hours is part and parcel of most jobs and sometimes it’s just more convenient for someone to fill their stomach with a late night bite on the way home.

Whoever’s at the abode will only receive this message late into the evening and be forced to resort to a takeaway or similar. There’s always the weekend for chopping, roasting and baking until the wrists give in, but the weekdays allow little free time for such luxuries. As a result, the kitchen has seen a slight decline in importance.

Houses

Still, it’s not just kitchens that are getting smaller – it’s houses in general.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) believes 21st century new-builds are much more compact than the properties of yesteryear, with this possibly due to the government’s ambitious targets for house building.

Developers are seeing an opportunity to build hundreds of homes on small plots of land and councillors are all too happy to announce ‘200 new homes’ for their local area.

Fortunately for new homeowners, having a small kitchen isn’t the end of the world and there’s plenty they can do with a small unit.

Solution

For instance, many interior designers are urging homeowners to move their dinner tables out of the kitchen and into their traditional home: the dining room. This may require a little more effort when it comes to laying the table and putting out the food, but the space savings could be huge.

 

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