Unlike the olden times when the kitchen was only used for cooking and no other activities, the kitchen of today have become a place where the entire family gathers to have some time together at meals etc. Also, because the kitchens a few years ago were closed behind doors, not a lot of thought went into their design and creation because instead of that, it was made to be something that was highly functional.
However, today’s kitchens do not lack the design aspect in them simply because modern architecture demands that there be open spaces and lesser walls. So basically the kitchens nowadays are all about the open space and so there is much emphasis on its design without compromising the functionality.
A person who is building a brand new kitchen should know that there are a lot of things that go into its creations and so he will need to be aware of them all in order to design a good kitchen.