A kitchen is often regarded as the hub of a home and as such, is a hive of activity. From cooking, socialising, eating and cleaning - there’s a lot that takes place in a kitchen! So what you should aim for is a kitchen that truly works for your needs and gives you plenty of space to be able to move around in.
If the layout is awkward or lacks space it’s simply not going to work for your family. So, if you are currently having any such issues then this is what you need to tell your kitchen designer. Invite them into the space so they can suggest an alternate solution. You can then begin to think about the aesthetics which will work in tandem with the initial design and planning.