There are so many things to consider for aspiring homeowners, from the house they wish to purchase in the market to the type of mortgage they can avail. For some, redecorating and renovating comes after the purchase, in which they mold their new house into the vision they have for what their home should be.
When all is said and done, when the walls have been painted, the floor shone, and the fancy quartz countertops from Utah and top-of-the-line appliances have been installed, a new question arises: what then is the heart of your new home?
Some people believe that it is the living room or the lounge area, where the family spends time the most. Here, parents and children spend hours on end watching television or playing a home console.
On the other hand, some individuals believe that the bedroom is the most integral part of any home. This is due to the fact that people spend almost a third of their lives sleeping, which means that numerous hours are spent inside the bedroom.
Here are a few reasons that make the kitchen the heart, or the most important part, of the home.
Today’s fast-paced society often dictates the schedule of working parents, leaving them busy on most days. As a result, any activity related to food is usually when they can spend the most time with their children. Hence, cooking becoming a great bonding time for the family.
Moreover, the kitchen is usually where kids first understand their responsibilities in the household. This is where they first want to help with cooking, from taking out produce or setting the table. Little tasks make them feel more included.
The kitchen layout has gradually changed over time. What was once an enclosed room usually found away from the common areas has been made to be more open, and often connected to both the dining and living areas.
This has impacted how adults, and even teens, host their guests. Before, food was brought in from the kitchen while the guests lounged on couches. Now, they can relax on the island stools, and maybe help out too in preparing the food.
Selling Point of the Home
There often comes a time when a family’s current home no longer works as well for them as it did in the past. This may lead to the parents wishing to find a better home for their children, so they may end up upgrading (or downgrading) to satisfy their family’s needs.
Should a family find themselves in this moment, it is important to remember that the kitchen will be one of the house’s main selling points. Any improvement made to the room, from appliances to furbishing, will be taken note of. As a matter of fact, the kitchen might even be the deciding factor for any potential homebuyer.
With all of these factors to be considered, it should be surmised that a house won’t possibly be considered a complete home — like a body without a heart — if it doesn’t have a kitchen.