Look for kitchen units that are devoid of fancy gadgets. Whilst magic corner units, for example, might look great and make life easier, they often steal valuable storage space from the unit itself, space which you can not afford to sacrifice. Likewise drawers, often provide less storage space than shelves in the same area.
Try to find pieces of furniture that provide more than one function:
Three can eat here comfortably, four less so, and beneath the table top there is a wine rack, a hanging glasses rack and a cutlery drawer.