Gravitating Toward Nurturing

family of mother and children in kitchen cooking laughing and smiling and doing paperwork or school work at counter image

Ever wonder why everyone gravitates to the kitchen? This kitchen was featured in Kitchen Views magazine. Read the article here (PDF).

It happens to everyone at one time or another. It may not happen right away, and it is usually so subtle we don’t even realize what the “it” is that we are referring to. The “it” is that subconscious gravitational pull leading you to one distinct room in any home. This room is where food resides waiting to be prepared. It’s where the chef of the house spends beloved time and energy cooking for those who will come to eat. This is a place where you may share a cup of something warm with a good friend. “It” is not found in the living room, or even the dining room. “It” is found in the kitchen, the place where people are nurtured physically and emotionally.

You’ve heard a million times: the kitchen is the heart of the home. Have you ever put much thought into why that is? With all the other rooms in a home, why is the kitchen the room where we all seem to gravitate more than any other? Aside from the obvious preparation of food, the kitchen often acts as the central command station. It’s a communication center, a cafeteria, a lounge, and sometimes even a resting place. Your kitchen is that special place where everyone in your family can feel included in the happenings of the home, even when you’re not all together.

Schrock Wall Message Center Cabinet

Schrock Wall Message Center Cabinet. Image (c) Schrock Cabinetry, Fair Use.

There are several things you can do to make the heart of your home even better. With many families rushing about with days full of school, sports activities, work and socializing, one great thing to have in a kitchen is a Wall Message Center to foster better communication. Several cabinetry companies offer them, including Schrock. With this handy specialty cabinet, everyone is able to stay in the know about the happenings of the week. Whether it’s leaving activity calendars, To Do lists, grocery lists, or love notes, everyone will know where to look to find out what’s new in the family, or where to find people based on their planned schedules.

If you like to entertain, having a countertop overhang on an island or peninsula allows for more seating and a place for guests to share in good conversation more comfortably, while the chef prepares the food. Another option for seating is a comfortable window seat for someone to be included, but not in the middle of bustling activity. Not only is it great for entertaining, it’s also a very nice feature for the chef to relax, just for a moment, while he or she is cooking that special meal. It’s also great for a child to sit and still be near the action and excitement going on in that kitchen.

One customer told us once, “I’ve noticed that, even though I have a great living room, and a brand new family room, everyone congregates in my kitchen. They don’t want to leave.

Our talented designers at Kitchen Views are here to help you create your dream kitchen to nurture your loved ones. Whether you have small children, teenagers, grand-kids, or grandparents living with you, the kitchen will always become the heart of your home.

Kitchen Views at National Lumber

1 Response to “Gravitating Toward Nurturing”

  1. 1 T.L. King Cabinetmakers July 6, 2016 at 10:49 am

    While the kitchen is the heart of the home, a lot of residences also feature a custom home bar where guests gravitate towards. Both options offer many unique cabinetry options.

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