My ironing board is always in the way- my mother bought it for me at an an auction before I was married - let's just say a loonngg time ago. It worked fine I guess, and anyways I am more motivated to buy new patterns and fabric than a new board. However, my sewing area is not huge, the board legs were always getting in the way and I was forever tripping over it so I decided to devise a more efficient ironing area.
To that end I bought 2 heavy duty rolling plastic storage units- the kind with pull-out drawers. I had to shop around a bit to find ones the correct height for me. (hey customized!) I took the rolling feet off and placed my ironing board on top of the 2 storage units that are set side by side. My pattern master binder fits between the units, as does my rolls of tracing paper (which is newsprint ends of rolls sold for $2 by our local foodbank as a fundraiser). Now if I ever want to neaten up the area I can just flip off the ironing board and set it behind the plastic cabinets.(as if that ever happens!)
The extra storage space is a real bonus as well. I can keep an extra pair of scissors, tape measure, pins etc right at hand. I store my interfacing, stabilizer as well in the small top drawers. Patterns are all neatly stored numerically in the bigger pull out drawers. The zip lock bags that I store patterns in fit the drawers perfectly and I labeled the front of each drawer with the numerical sequence (ie 2000-4000)
I have looked around on the internet and have seen systems similar to this - but a lot more expensive. You could adapt this as well with shorter storage units if you want to have your iron rolling chair height but do not have a height adjustable board.