Having a canvas as small as our budget, we had to take advantage of every square inch!
Describe a challenge you've overcome or a smart resource you've found for your kitchen.:
We had no table, or much room for one, but we built the island from a table-top found in the as-is section at Ikea. It's held up by L-brackets against the wall, and a 4-drawer dresser found at Goodwill. We wanted a larger kitchen table, because it also had to double as a desk for our studio apartment.