First time poster, long time apartment dweller.

First time poster, long time apartment dweller.

So I have this typical small southern California kitchen. I love it, it's my happy place, but it does have one strange counter that I can't figure out what to do with. It isn't well lit, and right below/in front of it is a pull out cutting board, so it's always "distant", if that makes any sense. I usually just end up leaving my juicer or toaster on it, but I feel like I could be using it better. Any suggestions? The counter in question:

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Plants for a shady area of my yard

Plants for a shady area of my yard

the carrots wear the pants in this family

the carrots wear the pants in this family

Finally!

Finally!

Aloe..

Aloe..

living room & kitchen.

living room & kitchen.

The first day of summer in the garden of good and evil

The first day of summer in the garden of good and evil