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A Charging Station in Your Modern Kitchen

by CustomHomes on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Once upon a time, kitchens were strictly for cooking in. Space was limited for lower classes, and for higher classes, a dining room existed for eating in, whereas the kitchen was where the help cooked each meal; there was never a need to enter there. Today we have the middle class, however, and this has changed how we interact with the kitchen. Indeed, the importance of the kitchen in home sales is stressed because of how important the room is to most families and prospective home buyers.

What a Kitchen Needs

In your modern kitchen, you don’t just have an oven, a microwave, a sink, a dishwasher, a refrigerator, and whatever other accessories you need to create a meal. In the kitchen of today, life happens; there is often a table to eat at, or at least to lounge at and enjoy a quick meal, a coffee, read the paper, etc. You don’t have to be cooking to be in the kitchen! Of course, these days, we don’t read the paper anymore, do we?

Instead, we browse the web on our tablets, connected to 4G wifi or home wifi. The kitchen has increasingly become a place you can do this as well, especially as many homes are adding desks to their kitchen for charging stations. At a charging station that is properly set up, tablets, laptops, phones, and more can all be charged up and ready to go. When someone is leaving for a day at work or at school, they can snap up their device from the charging station on their way out, confident that it is fully charged and ready for the day’s action.

The Kitchen Itself

Additionally, when spending time in the kitchen, you can use the charging station to ensure that you don’t suddenly run out of power, as you might otherwise do elsewhere in your home. This makes the kitchen what it had been for some time: a place for the family to gather, the heart of the home, where things get done! Making it more convenient to be there is, well, only logical, considering that you spend so much time in the kitchen anyway! After all, you have to eat – and these days, you have to browse the web, too!

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com