Not only is this a great country kitchen design, but it is also a fully functional gourmet kitchen. This is the kind of kitchen where you cook chicken and potatoes, and while eating dinner you have the pie baking. The smells from a nice fall day outside can waft in through the double doors and mingle with the rich smell of cooking food. What makes the kitchen so great for this sort of scenario is the fact that it is so wide open, and that the counter space is great for cooling and eating. There is also a ton of storage for extra dishes, ingredients and other things.