Century stove, repurposed into a kitchen island! I have an old wood-burning stove from my grandpa and grandma's wash house. I never thought of making it into a table or island. That would really be a perfect use for it.
maximize every inch of counter space by putting the microwave in a custom-made cabinet, which is the perfect height for small children, and by stashing cookbooks on the shelf below. Keep clutter to a minimum to make a small kitchen feel open and spacious.