Kitchen layout help-- fridge placement
Looking for some quick thoughts on where to put my refrigerator. This is a major reno of a medium-sized kitchen, including new custom cabinets, so there is some flexibility.
Current location (option 1): I don't love this, as we are losing some counter space, but mostly because we want a FD fridge, and I know it's going to bother me to keep hitting the wall when opening the left-side door. If we went with this option, we'd likely put in a narrow (12") cabinet to the left of the fridge to keep the door off the wall.
Proposed location (option 2) shown in light blue: I think I like this location better, but the trade-off here is less room for the pantry (which is small to begin with). Complicating things is the fact that the pantry is under a stairway, and about half of it will be no higher than 55".
If this were your space, which option would you go with? I'll post a wider persepctive as well, to give some context of the room. Thanks.