The home is where the heart is, but where is the heart of the home? Some would say the living room, others would say the bedroom, but for most of us, the kitchen is where it’s at. Since the days of the cavemen, homes (or caves, as they were back then), need two things to be considered a home – Somewhere to rest your head and somewhere to fill your stomach. But since both of these are essential, what makes the kitchen that much more important? Here are four reasons why:
- It’s Where The Food Is
Of course, you could have a secret stash of crisps and biscuits in your bedroom, but when you are in need of a proper, hearty meal, the kitchen is your go-to destination. We all need food to survive, so much so in fact that wars have been fought over food sources, so it makes sense that the kitchen is seen as such a significant room. You should also remember that, for most of us, food is associated with comfort, meaning that out kitchens are often seen in the same way.
- It’s The Heart Of The Home
Although many believe the living room to be the heart of the home, I disagree and give this title to the kitchen. Sure, you might spend a bit more time in your living room than the kitchen most days, but there is no denying that the kitchen is where your day begins and ends. After all, you can’t start your day without breakfast, and you can’t end it without dinner. If you pay attention, you’ll also notice that you visit the kitchen a lot more than any other room throughout the day.
- It Increases Your Home’s Value
If you’re looking to increase the value of your home, and can only afford to make major changes to one room, then the kitchen wins the battle hands down. When most people view a house, the kitchen is the first room that they want to see, which is why kitchen renovations are so popular. If your kitchen isn’t efficient and stylish, then it’s going to put potential buyers off and massively harm the value of your home.
- It’s Where Your Family Bond
Over the years, the kitchen has stopped just being the place where food is prepared and has evolved into a communal space, where you can bond with your family, teach your children to cook, help them with their homework, entertain guests, and generally have fun. The layout has become more open, the seating areas have become more comfortable, and most now even have a television. This makes it the perfect place for your family to spend time together.
Years ago, the kitchen was a place where women went to cook the food, while the rest of the family did things elsewhere in the house. These days, this couldn’t be further from the truth, as the kitchen actually brings families together, and not just for meals. The kitchen truly is the heart of your home, so treat it well and take care of it, as it deserves.