This island has a lot to offer. It has a mixer-lift on one end, with mini-shelving using the wased space on the side near it. 3 deep drawers are perfect for storing all your bowls and tupperware that typically fall off shelves. The end opposite the mixer lift also has additional shelving, instead of making one deep, narrow cabinet next to the drawers that would make accessing its contents difficult. All these cabinets and STILL room for one side just for stools!