These days, the trend seen among modern kitchens is that it begins to double as a dining area and lounge, thus people at home are now finding it easier to snack and enjoy their meals, especially when they are in a hurry. Though it might seem trendier and savvier, however, perhaps it’s better to reconsider remodeling kitchens to double as dining areas. Why? Read on to learn more:
Modern Kitchens, Fatter People?
According to Dr. Brian Wansink, director of the Food and Brand Lab from the Cornell University, people’s eating habits are influenced by their surroundings rather than their actual appetite, and people tend to snack more when their kitchen is too comfortable or “loungeable”.Designing a New Kitchen
Most contractors or builders might ask, how can they design a kitchen that won’t make the residents unhealthy? One simple remedy is to do away with eating in the kitchen altogether and creating a separate dining room, something that most homes, sadly, do not have anymore.
Moreover, it’s advised to design a kitchen with a clean look and to stock up on stainless-steel appliances. It’s also recommended to use quartz countertops, which are easier to clean compared to granite. By having a clean and uncluttered design that mainly focuses on food preparation rather than food enjoyment, one may be inspired to cook healthy meals and pursue a healthy diet for the entire household.