I find myself in a quandary. We have purchased an old house, colonial, not colonial revival. The current kitchen needs an entire overhaul. The house is Federal style, but the original kitchen was in the basement and required cauldrons. Since a kitchen was not a part of the living space, any kitchen we put in will be different from the historic reality. I fear that if I try to reproduce the woodwork style of the house, I will just have a kitschy faux reproduction. The house is grand and so country style would not be appropriate with weathered antiques. I have considered more modern kitchens like they put in old houses in Europe. Any ideas?