For kitchen designs 2012 has been a good year. I have seen some really cool and unique kitchen remodel ideas that challenge a lot of what we expect to see in kitchens. At the same time, there has been a resurgence of the simple, family kitchen designs such as we see above. What I like about this sort of kitchen remodel is the fact that it is great for the family that likes to eat together, and at the same time it is a smaller space that has been designed very efficiently. I would not go so far to say this is a small kitchen, but it does show that you can design your kitchen to meet your needs without needing a huge space.