Decades ago, the kitchen was hidden in the back of the house. It was a place where meals were prepared, and dirty dishes were washed. Fast forward to current trends and the kitchen has a much different role. Now instead, the kitchen is the heart of the home; the place that brings everyone together at the start of the day or after a long day away. In what is arguably the most important room in the house, a beautiful kitchen is on the top of every homeowner’s wish-list, regardless of price point. So, what makes a well-designed kitchen? As a major crossroads of activity, kitchens should allow for multiple people to be within the space simultaneously and comfortably without stepping on one another. Understanding a few key building measurements and organizational guidelines can help your culinary life run more smoothly.