As you were growing you spent a good part of it your time rummaging through the kitchen. You went through the cabinets, pantry, fridge, you went threw every nook and cranny looking for things.
Once you are on your own, your parents kitchen is theirs again. Part of what you grew up with will be with you always so there is no need to copy that, break away and create one for yourself.
Creating a basic modern design is great because you leave room to grow, and find out what works for you. By the way your parents are in your kitchen rummaging!!!