I had a lot of fun with this little area. I got the countertop as a remnant at Habitat for $20 and put sheet metal up as the backsplash to have a magnet board. We did forget to cut a hole in the counter for cords before we installed it. Oh well. There is a place for my purse, my stationary, my organizational stuff, and my camera. Under the microwave is all the tupperware, kids' cups and dishes, and lunch on the go stuff. It's so perfect!