Q: I moving into a recently remodeled, rent-controlled apartment in the Mount Pleasant area. Unfortunately, the apartment company's awkward renovation leaves me absolutely no counter space. I asked the property manager if we could switch the stove and refrigerator to give me access to that counter but was told the stove placement was determined by the location of the gas line. Is there a creative way around this problem?
Sent by Victoria in DC
Editor: Victoria in DC- Wow that is an awkward kitchen layout! Unfortunately, we don't know any way to rearrange the appliances to make it more functional without moving the gas line (something the building is unlikely to endorse). On the other hand, it may be that our readers have more experience in this field to share, so we're opening this one up to the community. If you have ideas for how Victoria can alter this awkward kitchen, share your thoughts in the comments below.