The needs of the average American family changes with time. This is why the design of a home should also evolve to better accommodate modern-day daily household routines. Kitchens, in particular, should be able to address and meet the needs of the family.
In this article, kitchen remodeling expert Bella Kitchen & Design takes a look at the features of a step-saving kitchen from the 1940s and talks about which of these features are relevant and can be utilized by a modern kitchen.
One of the most interesting kitchen features from decades ago were the built-in bins for various cooking ingredients such as flour, salt and tea. These bins were recessed in the walls and were used much like cabinets, except the ingredients were stored directly. While these features were definitely space-savers, modern-day families might think twice about storing food items where they can be contaminated by insects, rodents, and other pests.
Old-timey kitchen garbage hatches served the same function as today’s kitchen garbage disposal system. The hatches from decades past were simply improved upon to increase efficiency and decrease the work that has to be done by whoever is cooking or cleaning up. Kitchen trash chutes are usually integrated in countertops or any working surface for easy access and convenience.
Double Bowl Sink
A double sink, or double-bowl sink as it was called back in the day, can be seen in many kitchens today. As the name suggests, a double sink is made up of two sinks, one that is shallow (about five inches deep) ideal for soaking and washing the dishes, and a deeper sink (around eight inches deep) that holds the drying rack.
Kitchens should be designed with work simplification in mind. Here at Bella Kitchen & Design, we take pride in the timelessly elegant and enduringly practical kitchens that we create. Call us today at (302) 502-3600 for a quote. We also offer bath remodeling services.