I made a big mistake....
I am in the process of having my kitchen redone. It's a galley kitchen and we were not making a lot of changes to the layout. We did, however, decide to move the refrigerator from one end to the other, keeping it on the same side. The reason for this was to have a nicer view as you walk in the front door (nice wood pantry rather than frig), and it was possible to recess the refrig four inches at the other end, making it a counter depth equivalent. It seemed like a good idea.
Until it got installed. This is the view from the other end. I do not like this, because I feel it blocks my kitchen off considerably. This is approximately the area where the table will be and I feel like whoever sits at the end of the table will also feel blocked off. This will also be the view that I will see most frequently as I walk in from the garage/mudroom or from our upstairs or family room. For some reason, I just did not realize that it would look like this.
So now I am trying to decide what to do.
1. I can put my refrigerator (which I have already purchased) where the pantry is, move the pantry down,and have the range on the end. This will work, but will somewhat crowd the doorway (to the foyer) on that side, as there is no way to recess it. It would also not allow one frig door (it is a FD refrig) to open completely, but it would open greater than 90 degrees and be functional.
2. I could do the same as option 1, but with a counter depth refrigerator.
3. I could leave the pantry where it is and put a counter depth refrig next to it, and the range on the end. This is my decorator's choice, as she likes the pantry where it is. I just don't know if it would seem awkward to have a frig in the middle of a run like that (hence my previous thread).
I am basically just asking about aesthetics and function. Obviously, I will also ultimately have to make a decision based on our budgetary restrictions as well.
I will listen to any and all opinions. Thanks.