Pix of your open shelves?
When I moved into this home, the kitchen had been remodeled a few years ago - traditional cherry, nicely done, but not my style.
Well, I had along list of stuff to remodel, and we decided we could live with the kitchen - lots of people love it, the layout is okay, and it would be very costly to re-do. Gotta pick your battles!
Anyway I am on the tail end of remodeling the master bath, closet and we added some skylights in the great room and removed some paneling and did paint. Flooring starts next week.
Since I was tiling, I took out the 6" granite backsplash in the kitchen and did some beige glossy subway to transitional-ize the kitchen and it worked pretty well.
One of the glass inserts in one of the cabinets became loose, fell and broke, so we took off the doors to that cab and have been living with it during this remodel.
Now I'm thinking that it doesn't look bad. Maybe I'll remove the hinges and put some colorful Fiesta in there and leave it open.
Can I see some of your door-free cabs?