As far as I'm concerned there is only one kind of kitchen, the one meant for business. It isn't designed by an interior decorator, but by necessity over time. They don't have color schemes and they aren't candidates for "kitchen Beautiful" magazine. There is probably grease build up in areas of the walls and ceiling that you just can't reach to clean and maybe can't be bothered to. The counter probably has cuts in it and well as dings and the floor may have cracked tile or worn linoleum. Chances are there are no vases with flowers in there and at the most a picture tacked to the wall. The sink most likely has some dirty dishes in it awaiting the next available time to wash them. The tools are at the ready like soldiers though, waiting for their call to duty and they know it will be a tough tour. When things get fired up in there, the chopping against a board is resounding as is the banging of pans on the stove, in the oven and in the sink. Expletives are shot out like buckshot at the moments of need regardless who's is in hearing distance. The final result however, is something that can't be rivaled. I can't work in a "pretty" kitchen. Its too damn stressful. Messes get made in kitchens. Thats what happens in there when everything is going full bore. Our Aunt Rose used a wood fired stove for all her cooking and baking. It was a farmhouse kitchen and it was meant to be strictly functional. Out of this rough hewn country kitchen came some of the best food anyone could eat. That was a kitchen. Mine is a kitchen. It is meant to be used and put through the rigors of constant use. These are what real kitchens are.