Walking in a village in Cambodia named Kampont Kleang, you can see a kitchen just set up at the side of a garden. This kitchen is representative of most universal kitchens. Amazingly, cooks all over the world (rich or poor) discover how to best organize their kitchens and surprisingly we all share a common denominator. Just watch this video and you see the utensils, spices and pots and pans all lined up.
Optimization is key, so when a person designs their own kitchen, and they have not the budget for granite counters or fancy water taps, they can still choose their own design and functionality.