Wanting a new kitchen is a natural progression in life. We aspire to have one someday in the future. We dream of it, we save for it. Having a new kitchen is orderly and civilised. Not only do we know that a new kitchen will give us pleasure and good service. We somehow know that it will enhance our lives at different levels.
At a functional level we look forward to the niceties of a new kitchen such as the `soft closing` doors and drawers, the hidden clever storage spaces, the looks, finishes, colours and textures. At a psychological level we know that they will give us confidence, a sense of pride and a sense of achievement. Socially they will give us an excuse to have friends around, a new kitchen will give us status.
Kitchens are the heart of every home. We choose to spend our time in them. We cook, we socialise, we party, we celebrate, we share, we entertain. When we do, everyone hovers in the kitchen space, however small. It is informal and welcoming. It is neutral, it is casual. It invite us to relax. It invites us to start conversations. It is a focal point, a centre from which our activities begin and end. We gravitate towards our kitchens.
This is perhaps why consciously or unconsciously we want our kitchens to look nice. We know that the way to do this is not just by revamping our current kitchens with new doors as a temporary measure. We want the real thing, we want a new kitchen.
The excitement and the anticipation of ordering a new kitchen can only be surpassed by the elation when it gets delivered. But the first shivers and sparks happen when the new kitchen design images arrive on an email and we open them and see them in our computer screens for the first time.
The kitchen designer has listened to us and done his/her job. He has produced what we want. Our new kitchen looks amazing. We want it, and we want it now. It is almost perfection. In fact it is perfection to us.