I agree about the reach problem, that any of us over 60 should make sure we don’t design something we can’t maintain. Just since we designed my layout I now that I have a disk and sciatic nerve problem. I am glad my plan provides for easy access to all points.
That said, I don’t know how to fix the problem other than taking a different approach to that area. I guess I could put on my thinking cap, but I don’t know where I left it!!!