The kitchen is often the centerpiece of any home. Today we tend to use the kitchen more than any other time, so making a kitchen with function is key. Open spaces with large windows generating lots of natural light will help bring a kitchen to life
Raw rustic materials add character to the space, it is key to consider the impact of any wood grain, and natural patterns you would like, textures and feel also play a part in how a space looks and feels even if they have imperfections as these will ultimately add character, also you will not want any clutter to the space, so lots of open plan areas with lots of freedom of movement, you wont want to be fumbling around while holding a hot pan full of your favourite homemade spaghetti bolognese.
Open shelves are worth considering as they will create easily accessible areas for all your cooking accessories.