The kitchen has always been the heart of the home, but it is now the new congregating space of a home. Participants will learn about consumer behavioral changes and how the appliance industry is adjusting to their needs. These new changes that are occurring in the appliance industry are inspiring many home cooks to value design and functionality. Participants will learn about the chef inspired kitchen and how to apply color as a source of inspiration in the kitchen. Finally, participants will visually distinguish how to use appliances as a source of creativity when it comes to designing kitchens.