Since when is a kitchen not functional because you can't open all of the appliances at once? Who does this? Is it really necessary to have the fridge, oven and dishwasher open all at the same time? Call me crazy, but I think this would be non-functional even in a big kitchen! On two separate home shows recently, I have heard homeowners criticize a kitchen because things would be tight if you had all of the appliances open at once. Seriously? How often are you loading or unloading a dishwasher, basting a turkey and putting leftovers in the fridge all at once? Even two people in the kitchen wouldn't be doing all of this at one time. And if you are, you shouldn't be! It's dangerous! Call it small, call it ugly, say the layout sucks, but, not having everything open at once doesn't make it non-functional. I agree this rant may seem trivial, but I just couldn't resist commenting on the ridiculousness of this concept. Thanks for listening!