Determine the various activities that will take place in your new kitchen. Do you love to bake or can fresh vegees from the garden? Do your kids do homework while you prep for dinner? Do you have large family gatherings or small intimate dinner parties? Then write a list of what you like and dislike about your current kitchen. You are probably well aware of the things you want to improve, like adding more counter space and new appliances. It’s just as important to recognize some things you love and want to keep, like lots of natural light or an eating area.