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!
Mixer & Kitchen Appliance Storage Cabinet - A mixer or other heavy kitchen appliance can be lifted with ease to countertop level than conveniently stored in its own cabinet. - Appliance Cabinet by Dura Supreme Cabinetry
With 2 front doors and 1 side door. Through the side door, an ironing board or drying rack can be easily inserted. Large storage space behind the right front door, with 2 hooks on the right wall and inside of the door. 5 shelves behind