Paint center of cabinet door with chalkboard paint and use as message center, quote of the week, grocery list, family goals etc. Have a "frame" painted on my laundry room door for this same purpose. Like the kitchen cabinet idea too.
I have a huge pantry that things get lost in, I wonder if I could modify it a bit and have something like this. Pull out spice cabinets beside refrigerator? We had mentioned that there is space on both sides of our new LG refrigerator.