I have a small pullman style kitchen that has very little counter space. I recently changed a formal dining area to an extension of my kitchen with a farmhouse theme. This island is perfect for that area. it is very well built and sturdy. I use it for everything. I use the drawer more like a desk drawer. There is plenty of storage for all my cookbooks. And it provides space for cooling cookies and to serve dessert. My best friend wishes she had room in her kitchen to get one. Would recommend it to everyone.