Wife and I were talking recently about how on some 5ers w/ small islands and the "lack" of counter space on main island. It seems like there just isn't a whole lotta extra room on either side of the sink(s). So the wife came up w/ a idea that maybe has been tossed about before and know some coaches used to offer it albeit, another design. Sliding extension/countertop. With space at a premium, why not design a sliding counter extension that slides out, top flips up and legs fold out from underside (much like card table legs do)? Or, have it slide out from the end VS sideways, and pretty much do the same thing and while at it, figure out a way so it would be level w/ rest of countertop? When done, simply reverse things, and outta the way. Use plastic strap w/snap to secure for travel. Just a thought.