We also stopped at the Container Store while we were up there, which leads me to the whole bread basket thing. At the Container Store, they sell these little baskets that you can slide onto a shelf. We had a couple from the old house sitting around, so I got the idea to use one under the cabinet to hold the wood cutting board and bread that usually takes up space on the counter.
We got some brackets and screws from Home Depot and after finagling it a little, Kevin got it installed above his tea station. Perfect fit for a loaf of french bread, and right near the knife block, too! Though we have more counter space in this kitchen than we did in the last one, it's still not that much, so anything helps!