The Kitchen Becomes a 'Thing'
As more homes installed homes and had access to running water and electricity, people began spending more time in the kitchen. Because of this, people needed to develop places to the growing bounty of utensils, ingredients, and other kitchen wares.
We love this photo from around 1900 showing the lady of the house enjoying her new stove.
This photo shows an early cabinet that was built to keep the kitchen stuff organized, while still giving a surface upon which to mix, cut, and prepare the food.
This lovely photo from around 1900 shows another version of an early cabinet with a larger space for actually spending time in the kitchen. This house even has a rocking chair. And so the 'kitchen' started becoming its own room and new houses all had one built.