More often than not, the family will spend most of their time in the kitchen - eating and (hopefully) chatting. Open plans - combining a living area to create a big everyday space - is still popular but more and more, clients are asking to be self contained. Plus, you'll always be in there at parties so let's make it something to chat about.
As with every aspect of interior design, it's the little things that matter - handles, glass, surfaces and so on. and so forth - because big attention to the small stuff makes the big stuff.
Safe in the knowledge that I will always try to use re-usable products when I can, my designs will make your food easier to swallow.