Retractable cabinet doors conceal a built-in desk with room for a laptop computer, a corkboard, hooks for keys, and shelving for books and mail... maybe not in the kitchen, but love the ability to hide everything away instead of having it sprawled all over the dining table, or having a cluttered desk in a corner somewhere.

Retractable cabinet doors conceal a built-in desk with room for a laptop computer, a corkboard, hooks for keys, and shelving for books and mail... maybe not in the kitchen, but love the ability to hide everything away instead of having it sprawled all over the dining table, or having a cluttered desk in a corner somewhere.

Hidden storage - hide ugly printers and stacked paper away out of sight as it looks messy! Helps keep it nice and tidy and tucked out the way in a shelved cabinet

Hidden storage - hide ugly printers and stacked paper away out of sight as it looks messy! Helps keep it nice and tidy and tucked out the way in a shelved cabinet

Keep your printer in the drawer with the side cut out. Easy access when need it and free up counter space

Keep your printer in the drawer with the side cut out. Easy access when need it and free up counter space

By rotating a cabinet so that the door opens onto the corner breakfast bar instead of into the kitchen prep zone,  this homeowner was able to carve out a kitchen workstation with hidden electrical outlets and a cabinet door lined with cork board. Photo: Nathan Kirkman | thisoldhouse.com

By rotating a cabinet so that the door opens onto the corner breakfast bar instead of into the kitchen prep zone, this homeowner was able to carve out a kitchen workstation with hidden electrical outlets and a cabinet door lined with cork board. Photo: Nathan Kirkman | thisoldhouse.com

Home command center - i like the idea of things being put in one place so that everyone knows where to look!

Home command center - i like the idea of things being put in one place so that everyone knows where to look!

Wow!  This looks a lot like the space we have now where I want to put a desk eventually.  Sweet!

Wow! This looks a lot like the space we have now where I want to put a desk eventually. Sweet!

Incorporated into the living/kitchen space- love the shelf for cookbooks and home organization binders

Incorporated into the living/kitchen space- love the shelf for cookbooks and home organization binders

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