Are Keeping Rooms A "New" Kitchen Trend?


When Professional Remodeler Magazine asked us to comment about the trend of fireplaces in the kitchen, our minds immediately went to keeping rooms: http://bit.ly/Uq4Ioz
Keeping rooms date back to colonial times when families would gather close to the kitchen fireplace to keep warm. Nowadays the kitchen is still the heart of the home and often the hub of all activities. Children and parents alike still
apartmentherapy.com shows a keeping room example
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apartmentherapy.com shows a keeping room example http://blog.akatlanta.com/2012/11/kitchen-fireplaces-keeping-rooms.html
How about this keeping room fireplace? 
http://blog.akatlanta.com/2012/11/kitchen-fireplaces-keeping-rooms.html
How about this keeping room fireplace? http://blog.akatlanta.com/2012/11/kitchen-fireplaces-keeping-rooms.html
This new construction home by Triad Homes has a fantastic keeping room off the open kitchen! http://blog.akatlanta.com/2012/11/kitchen-fireplaces-keeping-rooms.html
This new construction home by Triad Homes has a fantastic keeping room off the open kitchen! http://blog.akatlanta.com/2012/11/kitchen-fireplaces-keeping-rooms.html

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  • Terri J
    on Dec 4, 2012

    Ok, that is what I refer to as a "family room". Or at least that's what my family always called them. Thank you for clearifying it for me. I feel like "Duh?" - lol

  • Terra Gazelle
    on Feb 21, 2016

    I would love a Keeping Room with comfy seating and drying herbs.But my kitchen is too small...I think though I will have touches of that Keeping Room vive.

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