This is a PIC of Marco's Kitchen as-built. Big Stove, Little Countertop. OK for young people \who want to Fry Up all sorts of Things. Then Middle Age happens (if you are Fortunate). Think Less Fat. Think More Veggies. Fresh Veggies take a lot of Prep and less Cooking.
Time to rebuild the Kitchen. Oh, Looky-Looky! There's the TV, directly opposite the Couch. What does this have to do with Veggies, you ask?? Well.
Besides the TV being quite viewable, with this arrangement there are now two usable Countertop areas, one at each side of the Sink. So what? Fresh Veggies take a lot of Prep, that's what. Now Jan and Lew can both cut, chop, wash, slice/dice.
The Sink is now central to the Kitchen and a two burner Stove is plenty.... for Reformed Middle Aged Types (Pay no Attention to this Recent Blog PIC). P.S. How about that Spiffy real Wood Countertop? Sanded Pine treated with 4 coats of Mineral Oil.