This short video has some great tips to help set up your kitchen. Some of the tips I knew, but some I had not really thought about before. I do use a knife block, so if you do, give yourself points for that!
The one problem I have is that I do not have any space to the left of my stove, the refrigerator is there, so that tip won't really work for me. Perhaps I should find a video on kitchen remodeling and show that one to my hubby? Enjoy!