If you have the opportunity to design your own kitchen, the best way is to design it into zones.
Washing, chopping, mixing, the Prep Zone is the main work area of the kitchen. It should be close to the sink, with plenty of counter space. Utensils, cutting boards, mixing bowls close by. And storage for small appliances, scales, and spices.
Have stove cooktop, oven, microwave in one location. All items needed for cooking and bakeing should be stored here. Pots, pans, utensils, cookbooks & ingredients.
Sink and dishwasher close together with cabinets for waste storage and household cleaners.