I miss my old kitchen. It was HUGE. And it had a dishwasher. By the time we finished with it, it was a wonderful place to cook in, and it was perfect to be the center of activity, both for parties and for every day life.
As you can see, this lovely gem came complete with ugly laminate flooring, ugly wood-look laminate countertops, 30+ year old appliances, soffits, etc. We replaced the flooring, removed the soffits, changed the light fixture, painted the cabinets, added trim detailing, replaced the appliances, added a backsplash, and had granite installed.
I definitely miss that kitchen!