_I just took possession of a condo. Even before buying I knew the upper kitchen cabinets would be the first thing to go. I turned the coat closet into a pantry so I didn't end up losing too much space. If I need to later I might put up a few shelves on the walls or run a shelf or two between the walls. I also plan on taking off one layer of drywall by the stove and putting in a few shelves there so I can store little things like spices and utensils in there.
_Forgive the mess and the poor photo quality. If I waited until everything was put away and I found my good camera I'd never share anything with you!
Eventually I'm going to extend the counter too so I will see less of the back of the cabinets and I can have a little eat-in bar there. New flooring eventually too.
Stay tuned - I'll keep posting pics as the kitchen comes along.