Modern kitchens are focused and concentrated; it is as though the sprawling designs which were the legacy of the industry for years have been placed into a giant compactor and have been squeezed into functional submission!
The added benefit of having smaller, more efficient kitchens is that they don’t eat the floor space, so even if you live in a smaller house or apartment you can still experience open plan living!
The challenge for designers is making this metaphorical lump of crushed kitchen aesthetically interesting! The answer?! Add layers, depth differentiation, tactile texturing and lighting!