If your family is composed of a lot of members you have to leave enough space so that you can move freely. You have to buy a table, where will be able to accommodate all the members of the family. Prefer a circular table for a rectangular kitchen and a long one for a long kitchen.
For a big family is also necessary a food's storage, seeing they consume a lot of food every day. So if you don't want to run to the super market every day, just to buy a packet of spaghetti, or some sugar for your coffee, take care of a big food's storage. Besides this if you have a specific place where you keep all your food that you need, you are not going to be lost and look after all your cupboards before you make the list for the supermarket.
Except for the storage of the food, a big number of cupboards and drawers are always useful for a big family because all the day they use plenty of plates and glasses. So if you foresee the making of a lot of cupboards and drawers you are going to keep everything in order. Regarding the cupboards that you will put on the wall you have to count the high to be close to yours, or else you may need help to reach the items that they are inside.
A very good solution, for any kind of family or house, is the dividing counter in the middle of the kitchen where you can use it as a table but also as a storage room. This is the new tense for the kitchen and you can find variety of ideas about it.
In case that you live alone or with your partner you don't need plenty of space or maybe you don't need a lot of electric devices like microwave, or a dishwasher. So automatically the decoration of the house changes. But this is not necessary because if you like cooking, and you like also to invite people and share with them your culinary arts, definitely you may need this devises as well.In both cases pay attention to the dimensions and the position of the refrigerator and the other electric devises so that not to disturb you when you use them. From the other side if you prefer the junk food, just make a deep drawer to keep inside all the useful advertising fields from delivery services.
To any of the three categories you may belong, you have a lot of choices to create a pleasant kitchen which is going to combine the aesthetic with the functionalism.