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Here’s How the Humble Kitchen Evolved Over 500 Years

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Home Advisor

Those with a love of old homes and interior design know that the history of both decor and structure can be fascinating. This video montage is proof of that—check out 500 years of kitchen design and the surprisingly extensive evolution that happens along the way.

HomeAdvisor wanted to look at the way the Western kitchen has evolved over the past five centuries as it moved to America. To ensure accuracy, they consulted Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Greenwich and author of The Birth of the English Kitchen, Sara Pennell, as well as Nancy Carlisle, the Senior Curator of Collections at Historic New England.

After consulting the pair, Home Advisor set out to create renderings of kitchens beginning with Tudor manor kitchen from 1620 and ending with a modern design in 2020.

In order to create the renderings, Home Advisor explains that they, in conjunction with Pennell and Carlisle, searched the internet for images of homes but found unreliable examples. Instead, they used museum collections and historical homes to piece together the five centuries worth of kitchens, and the result is a look into how technology and design have created change.

To see the evolution of kitchens, check out the site’s video on YouTube.

[Via Apartment Therapy]

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