Kitchen Designs Section
American kitchen is a concept which has been with us for the past 60 or so years.
In 1940s, Soviet Union, USA and England were winning the war.
But it was the USA which was also winning the future peace.
The massive war and commercial production made the country a global business power which flooded the world with kitchen appliances.
However, kitchen appliances needed spaces and properly designed kitchen layouts. Thus, the second half of 1940s brought a new concept to the new homes - the American kitchen.
American Kitchen Concept
The concept of the American kitchen is based on the need to accommodate kitchen appliances.
Thus, the fridge, stove, sink and the oven all have the designated places.
Cupboards, cabinets and drawers are specifically constructed to fit those appliances.
In most cases, the kitchen cabinets will have niches and designated spaces to hold your fridge, stove, microwave oven or even the espresso machine.
Most kitchen manufacturers design the place for each of the above appliances, based on the average dimensions.
Exceptions are niches for fridges, which are dictated by the confines of the space rather than the average size of the product.
In 1950s American kitchens became very modern. The Eisenhower plan for each American family to own a house really paid off. The size of the kitchen suddenly increased. This meant that more appliances, gadgets and innovations could be housed in the single kitchen area. The furniture was durable and a lot of chrome and chrome plated items filled in the space. Ironically, today we regard this as the retro kitchen style. However, the vivid colours of the 1960s and 1970s kitchens look very much like the current "modern kitchen" today.
American Kitchen Today
The American kitchens today is probably not any different than their European counterparts. In fact, the entire world have accepted the concept (on the condition that people can afford it). Since the beginning of 1980s Americans started to experiment with modern and classical kitchen designs. The result is that not the fashion but you - the customer - dictate what you like and what you need to have. There is one exception, though. The main appliances still form the backbone of the modern kitchen design today. If you could not find the information you are after on this web site - let us know! Our experts would be glad to help you.