Some of the kitchens featured in new home designs don't look very functional. Either they are too large or too small; the appliances would be difficult to keep clean; and the cabinets are placed where you would need a step-stool to get to them. We bought this house with a large kitchen (good) but with 12" tiles for the counter tops (bad!). I managed to get the kitchen functional after removing the trash compactor and putting in cookbook shelving, taking out some of the removable shelving that allowed you to store one teacup, and making the area for the refrigerator closer to a countertop. I think the previous owner was overly impressed by some design magazine. Is your kitchen functional or do you have a kitchen with some things you love, and others you would change?