How To Lay Out Kitchen with Big, Low Window?

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Q: We are trying to figure out how to configure the very small kitchen in our new apartment. Kitchen dimensions are 9.2 x 10.1 ft. There are number of restrictions on the layout, namely:

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1) The window takes almost all the wall length and is positioned very low. The bottom is on the worktop level, and it opens inside as shown on the plan.
2) There is a building wall on the right side of the window, so the only good view from the kitchen (it's a really good one — the apartment is on the 34th floor) is from the right side of the kitchen, where we positioned the small island (probably with the bar counter).
3) Due to the building construction, the kitchen cannot be positioned on the left side of the apartment.

We have reviewed the dozens of possible layouts, and came up with the one attached. We put the sink in the middle of the worktop and faucet on the left side of the sink so that window could open, but it doesn't seem to be very practical.

Could you please share your thoughts on the enhancement of the current plan or any other possible layouts that could work? Thank you so much in advance!

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