For the occasional DIYer, a wall-mount fold-down model (such as the Ideal Wall-Mount Workbench,
about $300; sears.com
) offers a sturdy surface and tucks out of the way when not in use.
Benches that have built-in tool drawers can be pricey. Instead, flank a simple worktable with shelves and add pegboard above to hold your gear.
A set of casters turns any table into a mobile workstation; make sure they don't create an uncomfortably tall table.
Finish it off with a padded stool (such as the MotoGroup Adjustable Rolling Stool, $50; amazon.com) that fits under the table for safekeeping.Shown: Husky; homedepot.com