The Idea for a desk with the chair in front of the fridge
is interesting... I might make a mock-up of that arrangement
to share something I have tried...
In one of my mock ups I made the fold out table in the "front dinette" counter hight and pushed the seat hight up to I think it was ~20". There was a main seat road side and a smaller seat curb side... the table folded down against the wall to free up floor space in the middle. It was built to try to create a desk hight space that was also useful for cooking
+ Folded out the table came out far enough to be a good counter for the kitchen
+ I liked the work hight sitting on the bench and I liked not having my back to the door when sitting in the main spot next to the stove.
- it was a tight fit to get back there to sit and use it as a desk.
- in kitchen mode I also did not like the hole in the back corner of the counter where the seat was