We all need to look at our houses and homes at some time in our busy lives. Once upon a time, say just after the early 1920s, we would have been happy with the small scullery kitchen, the tiny draining board that also had to act as a worktop. Then there was the lack of kitchen cabinets – no wall mounted cupboards for the china and other crockery. Usually there was one large walk-in cupboard that acted as a larder and pan store. There was no room for a washing machine, tumble drier or dishwasher of course – they hadn’t been invented then!
It seems unbelievable to us today that families got by like that. We demand so much more of houses now and our interior designers have a lot to answer to when a reworking or remodelling is needed to give more working space, or that larger lounge and dining area.