The space crunch is part of why I would suggest stretching the body of the trailer an extra foot instead. That'd give people the extra sleeping space AND still have plenty of room for kitcheny stuff.
Not necessarily, Mike. The 17' Casita
Spirit & Freedom (side dinettes) has a larger fridge
like Roger's and a 54" bed. This makes the sink/stove area actually smaller than it is in my 16'.
I saved this picture from a custom delux Scamp one time. To me, it's the best of all worlds. It has the smaller fridge
below the counter and allows for ample room in a 16'.