The kitchen is the centerpiece of many families' homes. If you're not happy with it, there are many options to make it work for you. The kitchen's importance in the home varies from client to client. Some people just need a space to store their coffeepot and mugs while others want a gourmet kitchen with special places to store and access their tools and accessories. Many things occur in a family's kitchen: sharing their days, cooking together, relaxing with one another in the solitude of their own home. First thing you need to do is decide, do you want to eat in the kitchen. It may sound silly, but a causal dining space added to the island may bring your children closer to you as you work on preparing the meal and they eat a snack. You may have a formal dining room that only gets used on big holidays, so making sure everyone is comfortable in another area to eat would be a priority. Whether you cook or dine out, socialize or work in the kitchen, there are many small touches that can be done to make your kitchen a living space that you can enjoy for years to come. Check out some of our latest kitchens here.