Let me introduce you my idea for your project in short lines....
My basic idea was to modernize your kitchen with the least investment, by integrating your current kitchen cabinets and installing some of new cabinets to form the modern and lofty theme kitchen with brick exposed wall coverings. Idea is to keep the old cabinets and change the front doors plus adding some of the newly elements and create one long ''C'' shaped bench space and keeping the kitchen island in the same position, only add the breakfast bench witch can also be used for spending time with family and friends while cooking and preparing meals. I have also removed the wall that was separating the kitchen from the dining room, and integrating the kitchen into the rest of the house, making the kitchen this way more visually spacious and appealing. Hope you like my design :)