The new role of your kitchen
It seems that kitchens aren't just for cooking anymore. People use their kitchen more and more as an entertainment spot because they spend so much time in there. And let's face it, who doesn't like to watch TV while they are cooking? Who would be happy to have access to their online recipes directly from their countertops? Pretty much everyone I bet.
Msnbc published this fine article on the modern use of today's kitchen, and list a couple of cool gadgets you can add up to yours.
"In many homes the kitchen now is expanding to include more space for family activities and entertainment. In the South, the result is “the great room,” but whatever it’s called, it reflects a basic truth: Everybody likes to hang out around the kitchen."