Tuck a worktop in a cupboard Consider making room for a bench within your cupboard or pantry. This large cupboard provides a worktop and ample storage for food and appliances. Floating shelves don’t impede the work space and bifold doors hide away the clutter. It’s also great if you can position it in the dining room as a prep zone, or in the hallway, to save on essential space in the kitchen.
Space-Saver Appliance garages are great for stowing small countertop appliances. But make sure the doors either slide side-to-side or up and down. Swing-out doors consume the most space and tend to get in the way. - Realsimple.com