New kitchen has been pipe dream of mine last ten years. Ours is seriously outdated but it works, so I have always just talked about how we will remodel it after we have done putting all of our money to boys' hobbies and other expenses. Hobby cost have crashed down lately but we were looking of using that money to difficult child's therapy costs. But against my expectations he got a letter today about being accepted to public funding for intensive therapy. So I may really get that new kitchen of mine! So I should probably stop dreaming about a new kitchen and start to plan it. And there lies the challenge. I always ooh and aah for seriously sleek, ultra modern kitchen designs. I would love to have that kind of kitchen! But, first of all, I don't even have a kitchen per se. We live in older farm house. It has been built in late 19th century and instead of kitchen we have a big room, that was meant for cooking, eating, doing most of indoor crafts, living room and place where farmhands also slept. Okay, no farmhands, much less crafts done, but it is still The Room of the house. Place there everyone always was especially when kids were younger. Used for almost everything people can do at their homes. If needed, could even double as a football field. It's rather big open space, over 800 square feet, windows in three sides. Floor is hard wood, made of ten inch wide planks that are currently painted with light colour. Walls are currently coated with panels in lower part and with drywall and wallpapers on the upper part. Under them there are log walls. On the inner wall there is a big masonry fireplace with cooking oven and old wood cook stove. Sink is also in that wall. Most of the more modern kitchen furniture is on the other wall. It's not very handy, because my everyday cooking is mostly done in the more modern part, but I have to always walk to the sink. I have been thinking adding second sink to that area and keeping a small sink (and maybe dishwasher) near old stove and fireplace and making that more of the baking area. Other possibility could be to build a kitchen island with the modern part of the kitchen mostly there. But that of course would change a traditional open space idea of old farm house kitchen/living room a bit. Though we already do have somewhat separate cooking, dining, living room areas in the room. Floors I may want to sand and wax and I'm thinking taking a log wall into sight in one or more walls, but it could be quite overpowering to make it to every wall, because old logs will be rather dark gray most likely. Painting the logs would make a headache for later times (removing paint from old log walls is very difficult process) but some kind of staining to better the gray hue may be a possibility. I would be very interested to see pictures and descriptions about how people have combined old and new in cool ways in their kitchens. Some reason Google is not being helpful for me in this (wrong search words I guess.) Have you seen any cool sites etc. about that kind of kitchens?