The Mish Mash that Was Our Kitchen
I purchased the house when I was single so when Hubs moved in, we moved the fridge to the other wall to open up the entry to the kitchen. We painted the oak trim on the cabinets, built a new (pot drawer) unit to hold the toaster oven (with a real counter!) and added two more banks of pot drawers where the fridge used to be. We also added a vintage broom closet and built a cabinet above it for more storage (shown two pictures below).
The improvising didn't stop with the previous owner: we can be accused of that too! When a friend helped us build our pot drawers, for instance, we didn't get around to putting drawer fronts on them! And while we did at least add a counter, it was a piece from the craft studio I built in my parents house that I never got around to capping on the ends.