You can’t afford to design your kitchen without including several storage places. If you do then you have room to move freely about, and be happy too. One of the best things you will enjoy in your kitchen when roaming about while doing the cooking is the freedom to move freely without restriction.
Cooking food entails a lot of energy and concentration. That is why you will find that a lot of great chefs and cooks cannot endure cooking in a shoddy environment. That is also why you need to agree with your wife about remodeling that kitchen and including storage spaces. Yes, it might cost you a bit, but you know that it is going to give you a brilliant future of brilliant cuisine.
Also, there is no way you can claim to have a working and functional kitchen if there is no clear cut waste disposal system in place. If you don’t have it already, I’d suggest right away that you begin to work on remodeling that kitchen. Imagine; how in the world would you get rid of all the mess that the kitchen chews out? You could be heading for a major health hazard!
I was a bit surprised one day when I walked into my kitchen, after my wife had done some magic to it. I found it to be a very large and airy space, with everything that you would find in a regular kitchen, and more. What really got to me was the availability lots of storage spaces which made the kitchen far better than before the remodeling.