Kitchens have always been an important area in any home. They are not just functional areas where meals are prepared and cooked; they often the busiest room in the home. There has been a tendency in recent years to reduce the size of kitchens in homes. Modern kitchen equipment has meant that size is less important, however, those with older homes and bigger kitchens will always tell you how wonderful they are, and how much better they could be with a little kitchen remodeling.
There was a trend several decades ago that saw restaurants taking over areas that were normally the domain of pedestrians – much to their chagrin. Today, the concept of outdoor dining is still alive and well, however, rather than taking over sidewalks, restaurants are now building dedicated outdoor dining areas. When you visit one of these restaurants, you have the choice between dining inside or outside.