My kitchen has seemed as though it is about 18" too wide.... always requiring an extra couple of steps to get from one side to the next when I am rushing. Well, I'm over it! With an almost 2 and 1/2 yr. old granddaughter set up with child-size table and chairs in the middle of it, my kitchen is now the perfect size. I babysat her for a couple of days and an overnight last weekend and thought she would enjoy her first painting experience. She loved it and declared "I like painting!" I enjoyed watching her wield the paintbrush with both hands equally well, but I'd say she is favoring her left hand, yes?