Craftsman architecture revolved around the principals of nature, craftsmanship and simplicity, and a typical Craftsman kitchen design reflected these fundamentals. Craftsman kitchen design evolved over the three decades the bungalow style was popular, while maintaining their efficiency and unique architectural details. A craftsman kitchen may have a built-in nook for seating. This area took up relatively little space and was tucked into a corner. By contrast, today a kitchen may contain a center island that doubles as a cooking and table area. To bring the center island into the craftsman style, choose wooden furnishings for the area. Solid oak cabinets beneath the island with wood or leather chairs bring in the handmade aspects of a craftsman style.