Why Kitchens Are Shrinking
Mon 27 Jan 2014
IT used to be seen as the heart of the family home. But as out appetite for eating out steadily grows, the size of the kitchen will continue to shrink, property experts claim.
A study by estate agents Marsh and Parsons says the size of the average kitchen has reduced by a third since the 1960's, when familys prepared more meals from stratch at home. The report claims the kitchen is 'shrinking dramatically in size and prominence' as it falls victim to 'changing eating habits' - with many now crammed into the corner of a living room.
Peter Rollings, from Marsh and Parsons, said: 'with less time spent Preparing meals at home, we are starting to see the kitchen disappear as a room in its own right.'