Why The Kitchen Is The Heart Of The Home

August 22, 2022

There is a saying about the kitchen being the heart of the family home, but why is that? The kitchen is a hive of activity as the family grows up, and even when they leave — the first place they head to is the kitchen! 

So what makes a kitchen the heart of the home? And if yours is not how you want it, check out the options from Cabinet&Stone.

Center 

When was the last time you had a day where you did not go to the kitchen? Water, snacks, big meals, coffee, tea — you name it, it is in the kitchen. 

Depending on the size of your kitchen, you might also find that is where you stand and sit the most often when people come over for a visit. 

Often the kitchen has enough room for a table and chairs too, so it is the obvious place for people to gather. 

Delicious 

Even for those just trying to work out which flavors go together and which do not, the kitchen is that place for a lot of culinary experimentation. And for those who have been cooking for a long time, the sweet smells of baking pies, roasting meat, and all manner of delicious things come from the kitchen too. 

Mindful

One of the great things about the kitchen is for those who need a little peace and quiet — it can often be found in the kitchen. Slowly kneading dough, carefully stirring caramel sauces, and so much more. 

Baking and cooking can be used as part of someone’s mindfulness. 

Bonding With The Kids 

You do not need to be good at baking or cooking to have fun with the children; it is a great skill to pass down to them. While messy, spending time in the kitchen can be enjoyable for kids and adults alike. 

The happiness on the face of your children as they master using a whisk or carefully measuring ingredients is a great thing. 

Kitchens tend to be pretty communal spaces, and their very nature is warm and loving. 

It is no consequence that when children grow into adults, many have fond memories of delicious dishes — or hilarious accounts of just how many meals went wrong. 

Sets The Tone

There is a reason that when most people consider upgrades and adding more space, the kitchen is usually top of mind. The kitchen sets the tone for the rest of the house in many ways. Often a place that visitors see when they arrive, the style and designs of the kitchen can set the expectations for the rest of the home. 

Multi-Function

The kitchen is the place to have a coffee and a conversion; businesses are started at kitchen tables, homework is completed, and reunions happen there — it is a place that, although it is mostly used to cook, serves a range of other purposes too. 

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and no matter how your family is made, someone will be spending plenty of hours there. 

If you have sustainability in mind and are looking to make a greener effort in your home, check this out: Five Tips To Create A Greener Kitchen | My Beautiful Adventures

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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