Before you remodel your kitchen, think about what you would like to be able to do with the space. Better yet, look around the kitchen and see what the potential elements could be that are new. For example, in this kitchen design they were able to include a mini-fridge, which I think is an excellent use of extra space. Not only that, but it gives you extra storage, even if it for nothing else than beer and other beverages that you want to keep cold. Another idea can be the microwave and range oven combinations, and building an eating station and prep station combo.