Like families, houses adapt to changing needs while preserving certain familiar aspects. Similarly, residential renovations bring new elements into a familiar setting. By identifying the evolving needs and the driving forces behind the project, we avoid pre-conceived solutions and maintain continuity between the old and the new.
The modern kitchen, for example, is an all-purpose family space as well as a functional service area. Good kitchen planning accommodates practical requirements; good kitchen design gives visible form to a way of life. Design begins by examining the role of the kitchen in the everyday life of the family. Appliances are selected to serve functional needs (and budgets) while design decisions embody family customs and values.
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