For most households, the kitchen is the busiest room in the house, and is often the epicenter of family activity. Not only is it the place where meals are prepared on a regular basis, but it’s also a frequent stop during the day for various family-related goings-on including meal planning, doing homework, schedule making, balancing the checkbook, and sometimes just shooting the breeze. For all of the time that the average family spends in the kitchen, sometimes the space can fall short of being able to adequately fulfill the various roles it plays in daily life. Perhaps the space is a little cramped, or maybe the current layout isn’t very accommodating. Or, maybe the look of the kitchen is outdated, and could use a facelift. Whatever the case may be, you might feel like something’s just not quite “right” with the space. So what can you do to reimagine your kitchen in order to better serve your family’s needs? Below are some suggestions to help you turn your kitchen into more than just a place to cook.