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.
Sacrificing on space doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on style. Available in a variety of door styles and colors, the AKURUM series let you express your personality without loosing functionality. A turned cabinet at the end
Another example of a backpainted glass backsplash. "Installing a glass backsplash, painted on back in calming blue-gray, creates the illusion that the cabinets are floating for a lighter look." Could put over painted wave back splash.