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.
Interiors: Minimalist interior design by Joseph Dirand. The New York Times takes us inside the French architect's stunning Paris apartment. Seen here is his small kitchen - copper accents, unique marble and herringbone/chevron floors.