Hide Kitchen Appliances
Design a kitchen to look homey, not tech-y.
Keep the microwave off the counter and hide it from view. No matter how sleek the design, they tend to look clunky and take up a lot of space. I like to hide the microwave in the island rather than building it into a wall or above the stove. Wherever you place it, keep it out of sight for guests. The less tech-y a kitchen looks, the more warm and homey it will feel.