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  • Why do people always end up in the kitchen at parties?
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How the kitchen became a status symbol

Changes in tech, family roles and tastes have seen kitchens evolve from utilitarian rooms meant for domestic labour to open plan spaces featuring chef-grade equipment and movable workstations. But why are more are more people opting for these high-end, high-priced status kitchens?