Sounds like a very good place for a cutting board. I'm assuming you're talking about a wooden one?? I have a thin, flexible one that I use all the time for all three meals....cutting up fruit for breakfast, salad makings for lunch, etc....( no meat or fish ). I keep it on a little hanging rack that I made, just under a cabinet shelf. They are cheap, very light, easy to clean, and very durable. There are a lot of different kinds of "boards" to chose from these days, other than the wooden ones, as you may know.
This is just an idea...maybe you could use that space for something else, or......??