A particular large Swedish flavored furniture company has just started a new advertising campaign in Australia. The campaign is centered around the notion that since Australian's were introduced to the concept of the Island-Bench, that it revolutionised the way we use our kitchens. The reality is that in Australia we are indeed mad for a good island bench. As the ad points out our kitchens are no longer just the room we cook in, but our dining room, office space, entertaining area, family room and more. Maybe it's due to the increase in small space living, but regardless - it seems they're right. So, does your house keep to defined formal zones or has it evolved into a central multi-purpose space?
In our house the kitchen is the center of our home. It's where we meet up after a long day at work with a gin and tonic
, where we plan our renovation projects
, where we're currently sewing our first quilt
, where we sit around laughing with our friends and family over a meal, where we work late into the night
- and of course, where we prepare meals together.
But enough about us - does your kitchen moon-light, or is another room the life-blood of your home?
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