Problem: a kitchen that's not quite large enough for the almost ubiquitous eat-at island with a bevy of bar stools pulled up. Solution: a metal-and-wood work table that adds extra prep and storage space without clogging up the room's traffic flow. Choose one with casters like the one above* and you can roll it out as a serving station, too. Antique versions carry a hefty price tag, but you don't have to pay up to get the look.

1) Jackson Kitchen Cart, $450;

2) French Kitchen Island, $999;

3) Antique Italian Baker's Work Table, $10,980;

*For more info on this fabulous kitchen, check out the October issue of Southern Living, in which we tour the home of Bailey Quinn of Biscuit Home and Peppermint Bliss.

Special thanks to Kathryn Garrison for the market work and design of this post.