What 'cons' did you choose to live with?
Since the perfect kitchen doesn't seem to actually be possible, I am curious in your kitchen renovation, which "cons" did you choose to live with in order to make more important gains elsewhere?
And if you have your new kitchen done, how is that con working out? Regrets or not as bad as you expected?
It appears I have 3 sets of cons to pick between:
1) lack of adequate dish storage near DW (and period) and a crossing of zones (between clean up and cooking)
2) fridge far from work zone (8' from prep sink, 13' from stove, 17' from clean up sink) and smaller pantry space (28" by up to 30" deep verses a 6' run)
3) a functional choice that both hubby and I very, very, very strongly dislike asthetically and crams the fridge, prep sink, microwave, and range into a very tiny area.
I am having the hardest time ever. None of these options seem feasible, but I HAVE to pick one.
I am hoping by hearing your guys' stories about picking cons and how they turned out, it will lead to some spec of insight so that I can better choose.