Kitchens (The modern) are no longer simply a utility where one prepares food, it instead speaks of elegant taste, convenience and space for one to not only cook but also entertain.Along with the fitted kitchens comes quality tiling, sinks, appliances and cabinets to complete the look.
In Africa today, a housing boom has fueled the demand for home furniture and fittings and kitchens are no exception to the trend. Across the continent as the middle income group has expanded, it has brought with it demand for better quality in both housing and house fixtures heralding the introduction of fitted kitchens.
From South Africa to Nigeria and Kenya developers have been putting up well appointed housing estates literally overnight with home prices topping US$1million. Golf courses as part of these estates is becoming the rule rather than the exception which can attest to the changing tastes of todays homebuyers.
Gone are the kitchens of days past when all that was required was a stove, pantry, fridge and sink. The discerning homemaker today as well as commercial kitchen operator wants style, quality and convenience all wrapped into one. Fitted kitchens address these demands and they have become more the norm rather than the exception.
Several suppliers today offer the best in kitchen fittings and appliances. We take a look at what the industry has to offer our readers.