Add to Ideabookby Mullet Cabinet by Mullet Cabinet Hidden sponge storage in front of the sink. Sponges are unsightly; why clutter up sink-side space with them? This use of the often wasted space in front of the sink is very clever.
I use my Kitchen Aid mixer all the time and love the sculptural quality of it sitting on the counter, but for those who don't have the counter space, consider a pop-up cabinet. Those stand mixers are heavy!