As you can see, before the renovation adwriter's kitchen was a bit cramped with the fridge plunked down in front of the main entrance. We're assuming that the previous homeowner had placed it there to create an eating nook on the other side of the room, but we think it just makes things too hectic when preparing meals.
adwriter replaced almost everything in the kitchen (the dishwasher stayed) moving the refrigerator to the other side of the room, opening up the rest of the space as a result. The other nice aspect is that an enclosure was built around the new chiller, allowing it to become a part of the kitchen, rather than sticking out as its own piece. Well done adwriter! Image: adwriter