I have a TINY kitchen in a really big old house.
I only have actual countertops on either side of the sink and they are maybe 2 ft each. Then I have about a 4 ft woodblock thing beside the stove, that's it! I also only have ONE outlet, and it's on the right side of the sink.
So it looks like this:
Empty countertop beside the sink beside countertop with coffee maker on it.
Then there is a fridge on one wall all alone (it's a small wall in between to doorways that enter into the kitchen- which all together has 4 entrances running through it, hence no countertops.
Then there is a stove with a the long woodblock, and on top of the woodblock sits: Red stand mixer, canisters of flour/sugar/tea, a utensil crock, olive oil and canola oil, and a big flat electric cooktop for tortillas and pancakse etc. If I'm doing full on cooking I put the electric cooktop away to make room.
Otherwise I just generally mutter under my breath as I drop/burn and get frustrated with things due to having no room for anything.
I keep inside my scant # of cupboards the: food processor, blender, and that's all my appliances. Well I have a full size movie theater popcorn cart, but it doesn't fit on the counter it's as tall as me. LOL don't ask.
I use to have pictures of my kitchen, but they are on my other computer which died.
I'll see if I can find them on a disk.
My biggest tips are: Haven't used it in a year sell it. Don't keep duplicates of things unless you frequently use 2, *such as two people working on a similar task so you need two of the same tools.*.
Put as many things in cupboards as possible, they stay cleaner and leave you with room.
Ditch the microwave.
I went through last year and went crazy- who needs 6 florist bouquet vases? And no one needs a myriad of weird cups and glasses and plates- unless your theme is mismatched. I had matched stuff, and the strays were just annoying- ruining my ability to easily stack in the dishwasher and cupboards, and having to remember melamine Dora bowl goes into the stack third after the big stoneware bowl, and then underneat that put the fiestaware. Hello headache solved~!