Standard countertop depth is 24″. The left side of my kitchen from the views below, were about 18″. In order to have standard depth counters and a refrigerator that wouldn’t stick 1 foot out away from the wall, the doorway had to move. As long as the walls are getting cut up anyway, I decided to move and widen the doorway to about 3-1/2 feet. It really opened up the room!