I think the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. It is not only a place where we cook or bake; it can also be a place of social gathering.
In my family, the kitchen is not only a place where we cook - we also do a lot of bonding with friends and family there. We chat over hot cups of tea or bake cookies together. So, it is important to have an inviting kitchen where you feel like you can stay for hours on end.
I think a lot of people share this sentiment and it shows in how they have chosen to design their kitchens. For instance, a lot of people choose to have the dining area inside their kitchen rather than have it as a separate room. And for bigger kitchens, many choose to have an island with chairs so guests can gather. This ensures that the conversation continues while you check on the food.
Of course, the kitchen is still used when we don’t have guests over and it can be a relaxing place for when we’re alone. Here’s an article I came across on how some owners have turned their kitchens into a “tranquil modern retreat”. It shows how your kitchen can be both functional and chic. Your kitchen should reflect your needs and your style.