The modern kitchens are all about designing the functionality. Since we are encouraged to use each inch of space, creating kitchen cabinets that would accommodate all our useful stuff will for sure be a cool challenge.
Traditional kitchens considered the cabinets as the place where stuff can be hidden but the modern approach encourages the designers to include in the cabinets’ structure the oven, the sink or even spectacularly functional display of dishes.
The main purpose is transforming the kitchen cabinet so it would serve more than just as a storing space.
The main point is that nobody says you have to replace the cabinetry. An old kitchen cabinet can be refurbished, polished and glazed so it will retain all the vintage air but receive a new look and why not a new purpose.
You can extend the top of the center piece into a table, alternate colors and types of glass, focus on contrasts and small details and you will turn your kitchen into a paradise of pretty functionality.
Remember that you can add new pieces among the old ones and you can always keep the parts you are fond off. The main thing is you have to focus on the functionally part and doing that you will have the kitchen cabinets of your dreams.