A well designed kitchen is essential for all members of the household. Participating in food preparation is important part of everyday life in many cultures. So anyone who wants to join in with meal preparation should be able to do so. While the Consumer Report website article was published in 2015, many of the ideas are still current. Storage, work spaces, sinks and taps, lights and power outlets, flooring, doorways and handles, appliances, cookware and utensils are all covered. The information is presented with minimum fuss and lots of pictures.
With a growing trend to update kitchens every 12-20 years, renovation time is the best time to think about the usability of the kitchen into the future. You can see more from the Lifemark article on usable kitchens. For a more academic approach to kitchen design you can download A Systematıc Approach for Increasing the Success of Kitchen Interior Design within the Context of Spatial User Requırements.