If you hate counter clutter: a pullout holds cooking tools and the little drawer has pot holders and towels. I admire the concept, but I hate having to pull out a drawer to grab a spatula. My stuff is on the counter all the time.
The importance of understanding none of us are "Everyones Cup of Tea". And you know what, that's absolutely fine. That's what makes the world go around. Our personality traits & interests often draw up to our tribe. Don't waste time, trying to bend yourself into a pretzel, just to fit in with people who you will never get on with. Walk away. Learn to find your people, your tribe and become who you truly are. Self confidence, self esteem & self care.