Evolution of the American Kitchen: Then & Now

Feb 8, 2021 8:48:45 AM / by Marfa Cabinets

American kitchen in the 1900's

Did you know that the kitchen once wasn’t the heart of the American home? The evolution of the American kitchen is quite fascinating. Arguably the focal point of the home, today’s kitchen wasn’t always as we know it today.

Utilitarian 1900's

In the 1900s, the American kitchen served as a utilitarian work room, where a majority of the household tasks were performed from cooking to sewing. It was a sterile, compact space void of all character and color.

Utilitarian American kitchen

When the Style Came In?

Fast forward a few years when entertaining grew in popularity, the kitchen morphed into more than a place for cooking, trading solely utility for comfort and, not to mention, style! Slowly but surely, the concept of the American kitchen was reimagined to include guests and thoughtful design.

American style kitchen

Gathering Place for Family and Friends

The kitchen soon became a gathering place, infused with personality and animated by the conversations among family and friends. This meant large, open and inviting floor plans complete with lavish pantries, spacious islands and countertops, generous storage, and top-of-the-line appliances.

Kitchen functionality

What's Next? Modern Kitchens!

A Marfa Cabinet’s kitchen is designed with all of these elements in mind--built for entertaining while lending a fresh, luxe look. Our custom cabinets will transform your dream kitchen for today’s living, ultimately fusing functionality with high design.

Modern kitchen

Modern cabinets

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