We recently purchased a foreclosed home and are in the process of gutting it. The kitchen is my hangup. We are going to try and salvage the original cabinets as they are wood and in good shape just dirty. They are only 24" deep base and 15" deep wall cabinets. The kitchen is 20.5 feet long (i.e.from half wall to sliding glass doors) and 11'9' deep it is open to the family room and there is a half wall between the DR and kitchen which we are planning on taking down. There is a support pole also to consider, I am thinking a one wall kitchen with an island. My DH is wanting to incorporate the pole with some cabinets ??? The walled room to the left of the dr we are considering making the pantry and laundry room. We could swap the dr to the other end there is a fireplace area (10x11) at the right end of the kitchen by the sliding doors. Any advice would be appreciated.