This is one of my favourite things about my trailer. The "kitchen" counter has a fold-up section to give you a little more space. You can see from the top photo that it is adjacent to my stove. If I remember correctly, it's about 16 inches wide. So when you are lounging in bed you have a great spot to put extra magazines, a cup of tea, etc. I'm telling you, these vintage trailers had some nifty features! How do you like my retro style LL Bean alarm clock?