The discussion of sink depth
reminded me of my favorite kitchen upgrade I did to my house: Counter height matches the users. Since my wife and I are both over 6' tall, we built the counters higher than the typical 36". It makes cooking
and dish washing
more pleasurable and less painful on our backs. The deep sinks help prevent water
splashing, but they are high enough that we don't have to bend over to reach the bottom.
Some things mentioned previously that I would like to reinforce:
fan - imperative.
Dish cabinet with wire racks and open bottom, above the sink - I've done that in my house and I won't live without it again.