This picture doesn't do the darkness justice.
We are planning on taking the all-enveloping cloud of darkness down and replace it with open shelves, like below:
More pictures of the no cabinet look: http://gallery.apartmenttherapy.com/photo/socarras-bigelow-house-tour/item/386064
Cabinets are so last century, right?
We know this would also force us to toss/donate/store in a more appropriate place all the random shit in our cabinets, and force us to only display (like the saying) only what is useful or makes us smile.
Thoughts? Is this something we will regret when we go to sell or rent the house?