7 January 2014

Kitchens Through The Ages

Ever since I was a child, I have loved cooking. I think it's more to do with the fact that my mum is a baker and so was always making some creation or other. 

Growing up just over the past 20 years, there has been a big change in the evolution of kitchen styles and appliances, that's why Homebase have made an infographic showing kitchens through the ages to show just how much things have changed. From medieval times, cooking on open fires, right up to modern fitted kitchens that are packed full of accessories and state of the art equipment.

Starting from cooking in clay pots over fire and even roasting animals whole with a spit to get the full flavour. Then appliances were brought in slowly. Ovens for easier cooking and even accidentally inventing the microwave.

Nowadays we have a huge choice of electricals we can use to cut, blend, whisk and cook food and as we got more involved in the cooking process, the kitchen became a focal point of the whole house.

Check the infographic out below to see what different styles we went through.

Which do you prefer? Having the ease of cooking with modern technology or cooking from scratch using old techniques?

Homebase evolution of the kitchen through the ages infographic
Kitchens through the Ages – an infographic by the team at Homebase.
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  1. Pam Francis Gregory8 January 2014 at 09:29

    Very Interesting! Thanks

  2. In many ways, I adore the look of old fashioned kitchens but I know a woman's work would have been so much harder without the technology we have these days!

  3. technology advances so quickly, I often wonder how people ever managed without it

  4. That cream and white hygena kitchen looks lovely but I'm sure it will be impossible to keep looking like that with toddlers & kids in the house x

  5. I like the modern kitchen. Modern technology has made life easier for many people. The fitted kitchen can provide cupboards to tore many items away neatly. Leaving the kitchen uncluttered and quicker and easier to keep clean and safe, than was possible in previous decades.

    Rachel Craig

  6. Very interesting to see how kitchen's have progressed - and how desirable some of the vintage inspired pieces are. Love the Aga and the 50s fridges.

  7. I have a wonderful 1950s kitchen unit in my garage. I've been meaning to do it up for about 5 years though, maybe one day :)

  8. This is really interesting. Love the Medieval kitchen (my favourite era)

  9. I would love a brand new kitchen but for it to look traditional! Thanks for sharing x

  10. Definitely the modern,have had to go back to a free standing cooker after moving after 35 years of split level and it is so strange!
    Wouldnt want to wash clothes either like my mum had to,a washer with rollers on or a twin tub!

  11. Definitely modern, no time to waste in our 24/7 society.

  12. I like the 1950s to 1960s look. I really don't like the Nowadays look - no colour, no curvy shapes - so bland I wouldn't want to stay in the kitchen & cook!

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