I have a tiny kitchen right now. Tiny kitchen, huge family - calls for some serious creativity. The room itself is not so small, it's the total lack of counter space that gives me fits. I have been known to get out the ironing board, throw a table cloth over it and use that to set things on, but with the little children running around, it creates a precarious situation. One small thing that I have learned to do that helps, especially when serving food, is to pull a drawer out and set a cookie sheet on top of it. I wouldn't suggest putting anything heavy on it, but it works for things like bread, drinks, or tator tots!