Make sure that surfaces in your kitchen are smooth and streamlined. Sinks should be placed well. It would be better to use under-bench sinks so that its edges won't be seen. Cupboards should be installed in a manner that it reaches the ceiling. Make sure that your storage spaces are done in a way that it won't accumulate dust. Do not waste spaces.
There are plenty of options to choose from and eventually, it should depend upon the whole them of the kitchen. This post could help you out. The kitchen table design shown above won an International Design Award in 2009. A Canon EOS 500D captured the view of this kitchen table design. Notice the kitchen table that's been captured by a Canon EOS 7D.
Place some incandescent lighting under your hanging cabinets and let it shine down your countertops that will increase the shadowing, giving it a visual movement. You can place lights under the base of your cabinets, too. But do not forget to install fluorescent lights that can increase the larger look of your kitchen.