We are building a new home--square log with chinking. The theme of course will be rustic but I do NOT want all log walls, just too much wood for me. I plan on mixing woods and staining and some sheet rock and stone. I want to incorporate some modern features and touches throughout the home. I plan to do concrete floors throughout, just to give you a little background about the project. It will be open floor plan with vaulted ceiling. It is a two level structure. The issue is the kitchen, mudroom, gallery, laundry room area, pantry area. I want the most fuctional areas with the space I have of course. I know I want a custom island and the original plan calls for a fireplace in the kitchen which I am thinking I will just use that space for my range--use thestone for my vent so I can still have the fireplace upstairs. I need advice of how to utilize the space I have for incorporating KITCHEN, MUDROOM, LAUNDRY, PANTRY. I am attaching the original floor plan but we have changed lots on it.(But just for you to see where the windows etc are) And two other sketches, I just feel there is some other options I am missing. I am very visual and I am not sure there is enough walk space and counter space in the one with the walk in island? What are the advantages of a walk in island? I would like to have space on the island for 4 bar stools. Please help!!! I need your expertise. Oh, and not sure the computer desk in that last sketch needs to be in the kitchen--not sure where that came from. I am attaching the last one only for the other option of mudroom/gallery. I want to keep the entry from the outside through the four seasons room all glass as it shows on the last plan. Thanks in advance. I have deadlines and I am overwhelmed when I look at pictures as I don't know what will work in my space and I am running out of time. I need some guidance.