This could well be an age old problem that many hobbyist has encountered. The scenario being that you spend an age creating your work to find that your wife is in a different room and you also feel out on limb to family life. This has been our solution.
The area started as an alcove to the side of the fireplace to which we decided to build the cupboard from that you see.
Now the good bit.Once you open the doors I have a drop down top that is supported on two legs that are also hinged for concealment. I pull up chair and away I go.
I need to install some shelving to help accommodate the mountain of equipment I seem to have. I don't actually have all my paints out !!! I think I have at least 20 old GW pots that are stored beneath the bench and my new Scale 75 paints are stored behind the light still in their boxes.
So now its painting ahead. I have already been trying the Army Painter products and will get a review done for next week.