A kitchen is a fundamentally important room in the home – it is often where guests seem to congregate during social gatherings and it is obviously where we spend a great deal of time preparing food and eating. It is therefore important that this room is designed with ease of use in mind as well as visually pleasing design features.
First and formost, think about the space you have to use. Are you planning to fit a table into your kitchen? A breakfast bar? If you have the space, it can be a nice idea to have a table within the kitchen as it offers a space to eat the food you prepare without having to take it through to another room.
Try to get your cooker, oven, sink and fridge aligned nicely so you do not have to move too far between each one. You want a ‘working triangle’ where you can easily get to your different appliances.