We don't have a real kitchen in our cottage. There is no kitchen sink or stove so any real cooking has to be done in the main house. So in our "kitchenette" we have a microwave, blender, and Keurig and that counter also holds various items like a few mugs, cups, bowls, silverware, pill bottles, boxes of my k-cups. It's pretty small and cluttered. When we get our own place it MUST have lots of kitchen space!