The kitchen is the heartbeat of the home, the gathering place for family and friends. We share the events of the day, our lives and some of our most intimate moments in the kitchen. Therefore, our kitchens should be warm, inviting, functional and reflect the personality of the cook. So are you clean and contemporary or old world and comfortable? Or one of the hundreds of personalities in between? Whatever your kitchen is, make it warm, inviting and an enjoyable space in which to work. Too much of our lives are spent there to be unhappy.