When I grew up our kitchen was in the back of the house and it was small and insignificant and the living room and dining room were the rooms to be in.  Kitchens were the place where work was done and dirty dishes were kept.  Today, kitchens are the focal point of the house.  Living room and dining rooms are combined into open spaces to include the kitchen.  Some  house are built or remodel to remove the living room and dining room and stick them in another part of the house, altogether. The kitchen is now the heart of the home. Continue Reading →