I know a few people who have never used a microwave. Don’t have one, don’t want one. Likewise, many people forgo dishwashers and just do the dishes themselves. (I am neither of those people, by the way. I am intent on creating a home appliance robot army).
But what about a fridge? Errbody uses those. Dorm rooms, hotel rooms, some people even have an extra fridge in the garage! Since the fridge is such a big component in the home, literally, why not treat it like the member of the family it is, with its own little room? Suzan built a nice niche for her fridge, and now it takes up way less floor space and the flow of the kitchen is vastly improved. (Actually, everything was vastly improved in here).
See this and more (like her paneled kitchen ceiling!) on her blog Simply Vintageous.