Does working in your kitchen feel more like a full-strength workout than a half hour of daily chores? If so, chances are you kitchen is like almost every other one out there. It's probably just a kitchen, with a standard design that contains the necessary appliances. There's likely a dishwasher here, some cabinets there, and a refrigerator waaaay over there somewhere. And while it's entirely possible to make due with a kitchen fashioned this way, if you're ever looking to upgrade, consider taking the design up a notch not just in style but ergonomically speaking as well.