Layout Help: Getting rid of corner cabinet?
I'm remodeling my kitchen and I have three rough layouts
Plan "A" is sort of what we currently have but with deeper counters and two added two pantry cabinets on the far left. But the corner cabinet wastes space and deepening the counters exacerbates the problem.
Plan "B" gets rid of the corner cabinet by moving the stove into the corner and the fridge onto the same wall and lining the former fridge/stove wall with pantry cabinets. The stove in the corner doesn't seem such a good idea--not really because of the fire hazard (I could tile the wall or whatever) but because I wouldn't have a countertop landing zone on the one side. But having the fridge out in the middle seems to be more efficient.
Plan "C" is similar but swaps the fridge and stove positions and puts the dishwasher to the left of the sink to keep it away from the fridge.
My thought is that versus Plan "A" the second two in effect exchange the stacked (upper and lower) corner cabinet volume of space for a volume of space on the angle wall allowing room for a fourth pantry, and adding a bit of wall space, at the expense of some countertop space. But my island should have plenty of space for work, and we mostly do all the prep on the current island anyway.
I feel the second two layouts give us a net gain of useful storage space (a prime directive), but sacrifices the wonderful deep corner counter space where we currently keep our two knife blocks, tea fixin's, and some other miscellaneous "stuff."
Am I missing something?