Fifty years of fitted kitchens
A kitchen is much more than a place to store pots, pans, plates and cutlery. It’s the epicentre of any family home: a place where memorable meals are made; a place to relax, chat, drink and socialise; a room that combines skill and craftsmanship with celebration and enjoyment.
Given the unique and multifarious appeal of a kitchen, it makes sense to ‘think big’ when it comes to choosing your perfect fitted kitchen. A great place to start is by looking at the history of the fitted kitchen and how its style has evolved into what we have today.
It was in the 1950s, in the so-called ‘age of the consumer’, when demand grew for more open-plan style kitchens. According to the BBC, the post-war consumer boom saw huge changes in the home. It was during this buoyant decade that the fitted kitchen was born. In response to the demand for open-plan kitchens packed with fitted cupboards and drawers, a whole host of new appliances were developed.
Ever since this post-war demand, fitted kitchens have become an integral part of contemporary interior design.
Just a click away
With the phenomenal rise of the internet, buying fitted kitchens online couldn’t be easier. For example, at Kutchenhaus, a leading German kitchen manufacturer, there’s a huge range of unique kitchen styles waiting for you to browse through ad order online without ever having to visit a showroom. Every design is tailored to match your individual tastes and requirements, providing you with a ‘mix and match’ service at the click of a button.
Searching for your dream kitchen online from the convenience of your home is the pinnacle of kitchen convenience.
Tailor your kitchen
As mentioned, on many leading kitchen websites, you can choose every single feature of your new kitchen, right down to the colour of the walls and the number of cupboard doors. You may find yourself falling in love with a personally-tailored design that never even existed until you came up with it.
From traditional country-style kitchens to effortlessly stylish and contemporary white vanilla coffee kitchens, there’s a vast choice available on today’s market.
Modern fitted kitchen materials have been refined over the years to guarantee that your kitchen is fitted to the highest level of durability and sustainability. All the small intricate details, such as soft close drawers and smooth cornered surfaces, add to the construction of the perfect kitchen.
Kitchens have come a long way since the post-war boom. Whether you find your perfect kitchen online or in-store, you can rest assured that you’ll have access to all the latest, tailored contemporary designs.