Love the pull out shelf idea -- been trying to figure out how to get a folding surface in my tiny laundry. Replace with single dual function unit and use the upper portion for laundry, Pull out sewing machine storage under table.
By adding pull-out trash storage to an island or cabinet, you can spare your kitchen of an eyesore, plus open up your floor space. (Sounds like a win-win to us!) Get the tutorial at Shades of Blue Interiors.