Right, so it can get in and also just to allow it a little "breathing" room.
We have a very odd kitchen. I'll see if I can describe the current set-up.
First, we have four doors in the one room. There are two internal doors, one external door (to the side porch), and then also the basement door. There are windows in odd places.
When the sink, dishwasher, and stove are accounted for, there just isn't really any room for the fridge except for where it is.
It's placed a little awkwardly next to the basement door. Previous owners tried to make the whole thing less awkward by building a cabinet around it.
There is storage above it, and then two just plan panels of wood on either side.
Just made a quick sketch (not supposed to be too technical or to scale):
So... we could remove that cabinet entirely, but that's a bit more than we want to do right now. And especially, it doesn't change that much -- the basement door is right there on the left side, and the space to the right is needed, so we couldn't go that much bigger anyway.