Islands on casters are common, but this little stroke of genius goes one better: It slips beneath the countertop when it's not needed. In a small kitchen, such flexibility makes all the difference in function.
Any holiday kitchen workstation would benefit from this mobile cart. Topped with a butcher block, the cart can be wheeled around the kitchen and then pushed back into place, flush to the wall. Tip: Consider a built-in drawer for the cart to organize frequently used knives.