Install a Hidden Cutting Board
If you spend enough time in small apartments, you will learn how to maximize space in a small kitchen. One of the best ways to quickly add usable space to your kitchen is by installing a cutting board into one of your kitchen drawers.
The benefits of putting a cutting board into your kitchen drawer are twofold. First, you will have a dedicated area that you can access to prepare your food. The second benefit is that you will be able to stash the area when it is not in use, thus leaving another section of your kitchen free for other purposes.