We've talked about an appliance garage with cabinets above, but I kind of like this sliding door option. [Thin sliding cabinet doors in a kitchen by Germany company Beeck Kuchen conceal countertop clutter.
kitchen island / Contemporary 40 square meter 430 square feet Apartment 17 - love that chunk of island, contrasts well with black flooring and all the lighting up top really throws shadows on the brick wall - TV
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Planning Your Kitchen: Five Tools for Layout - This can be used not only for designing a new kitchen, but to help you think through how a kitchen would work for you in an existing house that you may be considering for purchase! I like the U and the Island