MODERN KITCHEN DESIGNS
Other kitchens are reproductions of restaurant kitchens complete with commercial high-BTU (British thermal unit) ranges and refrigerators. Understanding what type of kitchen will work for you can be confusing. Your lifestyle is not the same as that of Modern convenience was the selling point of postwar kitchens. These kitchens featured the first mass-produced appliances designed to be connected by runs of counters and cabinetry. The key to a good kitchen is to match it to your lifestyle. For some people, that means reserving space to open up a laptop computer or to read the morning paper. Your boss, your siblings, or your neighbors, and your kitchen design may not resemble theirs. Ultimately, if you want a kitchen that truly works for you and your household's needs, you must take a look at how you use your kitchen now. This is the basis of the lifestyle design concept. Lifestyle Design The lifestyle design concept is simple: The way you utilize and enjoy your kitchen should guide you through every step of the design process, from mechanical questions to style deci- sions. If you don't cook often, you don't need a commercial range. An inexpensive cook top will do for occasional use. If your kids swarm over the kitchen day and night. doing home- work, entertaining friends, using the phone, and helping with dinner. you're going to want a very different kitchen than the executive couple with no children who entertains regularly, often turning their kitchen over to a caterer or professional cook. In all likelihood, your kitchen will reflect some combination of uses based on your family's lifestyle. Let's take a look at an assortment of kitchens that reflects the specific needs and lifestyles of their owners- working couples, busy families, serious amateur and professional cooks, people who entertain regularly, people who rarely cook, and those who simply want a kitchen they can show off. Youi kitchen is likely to be an amalgam of two or more kitchens based on your lifestyle. Integrating the various re- quirements of these kitchen types is a basic aspect of kitchen design. Looking at the needs of each type will give you Modern convenience was the selling point of postwar kitchens. These kitchens featured the first mass-produced appliances designed to be connected by runs of counters and cabinetry. (Photo ©Brian Vanden Brink.) The key to a good kitchen is to match it to your lifestyle.