The kitchen space in my apartment is crowded without very much counter top space. I bought the Bekvam cart to add some shelf space as well as provide a surface on which I could stack my microwave and toaster oven. It works great for that purpose. The rollers are fantastic and give you additional versatility. I've moved the cart around a few times with ease. The wood structure is strong and robust. No issues with wear after about 18 months. Get it during an Ikea sale if you can! Well worth the investment for all kitchens, not just small ones.