A kitchen is primarily going to be used for food preparation and cooking. However, you might also want to use your kitchen for other purposes, in which case it is good to think of a design that will allow you to be flexible in its usage. Put together a plan of how you would like to use your kitchen, to help you make it more usable.
If you are going to be using your kitchen for entertaining, you will need to be able to fit in a table. Plan the kitchen to be able to fit this in and if you can, also add a breakfast bar for additional seating.
Many people now like to have a kitchen diner, where people can be together and socialise as well as cook. It’s a good option for people who really want their kitchen to be at the heart of their home, a hub for their family and friends.