Making decisions in the right order when you lay out a kitchen controls the resulting comfort of the kitchen.
In some cases the "right" order is highly unexpected. Here are some of the aspects of the design sequence which must be done in the right order:

  1. The position of the table in the kitchen
  2. The character of the kitchen and kitchen windows as they relate to the sky and trees and houses nearby
  3. A vital secondary center which provides the room with a human focus
  4. Placing the counter in a good relation to the first three centers
If you get these steps in the right order, there is a good chance the kitchen will be comfortable. The windows and the table dominate everything

Study the detailed sequence