and here's what it looks like now- much much better! now we have twice as much counter space!
the trash has always been right next to the stove, so it was quite a challenge to get used to it in a new spot.
now we have the microwave cart there instead and we were even able to get some more cupboard space as well because we moved all our spices and cooking stuff underneath it instead!
its strange to realize just how much difference a small change can make!