In my experience, the most successful kitchens I’ve designed have been those where I’ve used the concept of "zoning"..
What is zoning?
I investigate my clients’ lifestyle and design a kitchen accordingly by creating zones for certain activities & storage. For example, those who do juicing daily get a juicing zone – an area where the juicer fits easily and is near to the sink & waste-disposal. Those who drink tea & coffee a lot get a "coffee zone" – an area where the kettle / coffeemaker sits, with a cabinet next or above for mugs & cups, tea & coffee. I like to fit these areas into a roll-up cabinet – or make a feature out of them by leaving them open (doorless) and cover the sides and back with contrasting materials, such as hardwood, glass or aluminium. They become a sort of window – see examples below.