Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Kitchen Renovations: if parties always end up in the kitchen, will a new kitchen mean better parties!?

“Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food.”
- Andrew Weil
Source: Brainy Quote

The word “kitchen” comes from the Old English, cycene, which in turn was derived from the Latin coquīna, equivalent to coqu ( ere ) “to cook” (Source:

In today’s world of food of questionable quality and integrity, the kitchen is still one place we have the ability to take control over our health in a meaningful way (and have lots of fun… remember, the famous book entitled “The Joy of Cooking?” They didn’t call it “the chore of cooking.”)

But kitchens are much more than that. We eat in our kitchens. We sit at kitchen tables, stand at counters, hover around islands engaging with family and friends in all sorts of activities (just think of the wide array from your own experience… it’s more than just about cooking or eating).

How many parties have you hosted or attended that ended up in the kitchen? If you went to a potluck over the holidays, did you spend time in the kitchen putting the finishing touches on your dish? How about the end of the night when leftovers were divvied-up amongst the stragglers and “clean-up crew?”

Have you ever tried cooking in someone else’s kitchen? How does it make you feel when you can’t find this or that ingredient or utensil? How about when you are trying to cook something in your own kitchen and there are “too many cooks” hovering about? What’s it like then?

And what’s better, really, than sneaking down into the kitchen late at night to grab that last slice of pizza, or cake—or whatever?

There is something magical about kitchens. They can be deeply personal and private; totally open and inviting; utterly foreign and awkward; or completely comfortable and at home. There are few spaces in a home as important as the kitchen.

Wo-Built believes a kitchen can make or break a home design. When it comes to kitchen renovations, integrating the space into the overall flow of the home is critical.

Asking the right questions, exploring alternatives, and envisioning multi-use scenarios all enter into Wo-Built’s total design approach. Then there’s materials and layouts, cupboard orientation (vertical or horizontal), under-counter corner space, pantry options, appliance location, and much more.

If you’re after a kitchen design that is high on functionality and “cool factor,” you deserves a serious look at the latest “servo drive” technology for the latest in kitchen automation. Blum Servo-Drive Kitchen System
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As you can see, when it comes to renovating the most important, versatile, practical, inviting and yet deeply personal space in your home, Wo-Built knows how to design and build the high-end kitchen of your dreams. It’s just another way that Wo-Built builds your life better.

Attila Lendvai
VP of Strategic Development
Wo-Built Inc. - Innovative Design and Build

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