Here's an example of a 1990's kitchen that did not take advantage of the lake views. It is transformed into a more modern and airy kitchen that is designed for functionality and entertaining.
Here is an example of a whole area renovation. This was a 1970's kitchen that was doubled in size and totally modernized with just the removal of a wall and and a small expansion into an existing porch area.
Here are pictures what you might be able to expect in the process of your renovation.