little kitchen scene + robots (will be included)

Hi,
I am now working on a scene for some time (a kitchen with some tiny robots doing
stuff like adding sugar to the coffee an so on ;)).
As you can probably see my house modeling and my handling with materials is awful.:o
I would be extremely pleased if anyone gave me some comments on the scene and some
hints on how to improve it.

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Have you visited the Blender Summer of Documentation before? I found the info on materials there VERY helpful. Here’s a link: http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/BSoD/Introduction_to_Materials

Everything does look kinda plasticky. Perhaps you could also improve this by adjusting the lighting; make the shadows softer, make the specularity less harsh.

Thank you very very much!
I haven´t found that yet!