I am currently re-modeling my kitchen and an IDEA popped into my head. With layout of kitchen, I have a LOT of open space but NOT really anywhere to conviently put a table.
As I stood there one night pondering how/what to do, it occurrd to me that I could 'wainscot' my outer wall with an added feature.
Have the wainscotting itself SERVE as a table ! Hinge it so the wainscotting folds UP and legs fold DOWN ! ( in 4 or 3 foot sections along entire wall) This way u could either have entire wall (serve as a table) or stagger 'tables'.