The kitchen is one of the most important rooms to get right when considering kitchen design and renovations because there is so much to consider. A kitchen is more than just where you cook and keep all your food and appliances. Will the family eat in the kitchen as well and if so how do you want them to enjoy the space? Is your washing machine in a utility room or do you need the extra counter space to cleverly hide it in the kitchen?
Planning Your Kitchen: Five Tools for Layout - This can be used not only for designing a new kitchen, but to help you think through how a kitchen would work for you in an existing house that you may be considering for purchase!