I consider a standard kitchen that is one that is basic to the original house. No walls have been removed, no additions made. These are usually average in size and have good space, as well as some challenges. The design of this kitchen is usually straight forward, because there isn't a lot of leeway. Major elements that dictate layout - Appliances are #1. If you want a 48" fridge or a professional range with hood plus double ovens they often dictate layout. With that said, there is still lots of ways to make your kitchen - you! Usually in this space less is more... meaning fancy details.