I truly believe that the kitchen is the most important room in any house. I love to cook and I love to eat, both for the joy and creativity of it and for sustenance, and while I am making more compromises than some tiny housers, the kitchen is still a high priority. Basically, my house is a galley-style kitchen with a bathroom on one end and a bed on the other. Hey, what more does a person need?
(Actually, there are a lot of different spaces built into the design--storage, dining, living, more storage, multiple levels, that random empty space between the door and the bed...--but the kitchen is a major one in terms of square footage.)
That said, I was concerned about the use of space. I was afraid that once the cabinets were built, they would constrict the space, making the house feel like a narrow hallway from bed to bath.
Well, the cabinets are built--at least to the point where I can tell how much space they occupy--and I can now answer those concerns...