A Butcher block was desired but the kitchen was too narrow. So we moved the large refrigerator. There was a misplaced hallway connecting the living room with the utility hallway right off the kitchen. We closed the hallway with a wall on the living room side and put the Refrigerator on the kitchen side. The refrigerator is now right around the corner from its original location. The butcher block was placed in the former location of the refrigerator and there is even a handy plug right in front of the butcher block. The kitchen now feels huge!
The Refrigerator is now in its own space and the utility hallway can be used as a Butler's Pantry because of the storage to the left. There is a full bathroom at the end of this hallway just before the back door to the outside.
View of the living room now that the doorway to the kitchen hallway has been eliminated. The living room looks much larger as well. You can still access the kitchen by walking through the family room to the left. The front door is to the right of the cloak closet.