The Evolution of the Kitchen

It seems hard to believe, but there was a time when the kitchen wasn't the social spot and hub of activity that it is today. Open-concept homes—and their center islands with seating—have turned the space into a multipurpose room (think homework station) as much as a place for cooking, combining dining room, lounge, and living room in one. A hundred years ago, though, the kitchen was a utilitarian space, existing for food prep and little else. With the constant innovation of appliances and ever-changing styles, kitchens over the past century showcase the evolution of our habits and lifestyles, transitioning from sparse workstations to colorful mod spaces to the sleek, airy rooms that are popular today. Head over to Architectural Digest to better understand how the modern kitchen came to be...


The Surprising Things Your Front Door Reveals About Your Soul

 

Thinking about freshening up your front door? You probably know that it’s crucial to boosting your home’s value. But before you reach for the paint, know that your choice of color might tell perfect strangers quite a lot about who you are.

That’s according to environmental psychologist Sally Augustin of Design With Science. She took us on a tour of the color wheel to get her insights on what each shade might indicate about a homeowner’s characteristics...

 

 


 

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