Israeli kitchens grow in sophistication during COVID-19, designer says

Israelis are looking into improving their kitchens in greater numbers than ever before, Avivi Kitchens main designer Shlomi Cohen told The Jerusalem Post. This is because after the first Passover lockdown, families were forced to spend larger amounts of time in their kitchens and things that might not have been noticed before, such as storage shortage or a lack of electric outlets, now became an issue.  With 50 years of experience in the field, Avivi Kitchens, owned by Itzhak Avivi, caters to private clients and works with builders to ensure that each family gets the optimal kitchen for its needs. For example, introducing a kick-space to utilize the base of the kitchen cabinet means families can easily store their Shabbat hot-plates or Chamotte stone [a heated stone used for baking].Smart Kitchens offers a charging pole that is “hidden” inside the kitchen counter and can be extracted with the press of a finger for the times when a parent has to make a sandwich for a child and charge a phone or a laptop at the same time. “People like to see a neat space in which things are easily hidden,” said Avivi Kitchens chief designer Shlomi Cohen, who has 18 years of experience in the field, in an interview available on the company site. This is especially true during lockdown periods, when people bake or cook in large amounts and want a streamlined work process, as well as storage solutions for all the bread and cake they bake.      Due to the government enforcing lockdown during the holiday period, families also need space solutions to store festive foods and snacks for children who are asked to study at home. Some families report they consume more food than usual due to stress and being expected to stay put.   DURING THE early decades
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