When I’m looking at homes I love a kitchen with a lot of work space Yesterday I saw a small beach home with a kitchen that had had a makeover and just loved it. The most exciting part of the kitchen was the amount of work space that had been put into the kitchen during the makeover. Also I love a kitchen with low maintenance so that everything either stays clean or is really easy to clean. (A friend recently let me in on the secret of steam cleaning the kitchen floors instead of mopping and it works great.) Anyway I love the new materials used for kitchen counter tops like granite or quartz; quartz is my favorite and personally I think it may replace granite in popularity. It seems to me that dark (color by the name of espresso) kitchen cabinets are becoming really popular and installed with light counter tops Somehow I got off topic and what I was talking about was how important it is to have a lot of work space or counter top space in the kitchen. You need this for fixing a big meal or just for serving. You know how everyone loves to hang out in the kitchen so you need to spread out the food when friends come over. During a remodel if you have a small house I would eliminate the living room and incorporate that space into the kitchen. Will continue with this soon.