On the other side is an arch, with the breakfast nook and that is where the landlord has put the refrigerator.
I’ve been doing some reading on the kitchen “work triangle”. My kitchen is currently very ineffective in workflow. I mean, what is with this sparse cabinetry? We’ve already established I hate the steel cabinets (I tried to be enthused about it because I do love retro/vintage crap but they’re rustry and rotten and ugly and I hate those crap formica tops that someone just slapped on there and AH!)
Anyway, you want there to be a triangle of flow between the fridge, sink, and stove.
Here are my thoughts. Click to enlarge to read the text boxes.
First, remove that smaller counter/cabinet at the back of the kitchen near the door. Replace it with the fridge. Next, I can attempt to slide the stove to the left and put that smaller counter with the longer one on the other side of the stove to make one long counter top. And combine the 2 cabinets over that counter area. And viola, WORK TRIANGLE!
Then I could change out the hardware, add some plants, get a table for my now freed up nook, add a rug….. you betcha!