Our kitchen is hardly larger than yours but we successfully shuck corn at home with minimal mess.
The procedure is quite simple and very satisfying. Of course, this only works if you get corn with an inch or two of stalk on the bottom.
1) with one hand, firmly grasp the stalk end of the ear.
2) with the other hand, firmly grasp corn silk and a good portion of husk.
3) pull down sharply. Husk and silk will come down in a fairly coherent mass and close to half the ear should be visible.
4) break off the stalk and pull up sharply. Most of the rest of the husk should come off with that motion.
If you try this method, you can shuck an ear of corn inside the sort of flimsy plastic bag that the grocer provides.
Yes, there will still be small, light bits of husk and bits of tassel to be removed. These can be easily
handled with a cheap, plastic corn brush and a Dust-Buster. The plastic bag can be thrown into the trash with all the corn huskings inside it.