Our local paper recently cited this article  in Consumer Reports about the 5 most common kitchen design goof ups. See the article for more detail but, in a nutshett, they were:
Does your kitchen fall into any of these?
We designed our own kitchen and tried to take everything into consideration. We did leave out a place for the garbage though. Honestly there just wasn't any more room to include a hidden place for the garbage so we have a nice looking metal can with lid that sits out. In our next home, I would love a covered place for garbage and recycleables so no one has to see them.