Remaining wall cabinet after removing cabinets above peninsula
We are getting ready to do a small kitchen update (a big one is several years off) in our 1950s ranch house. The first thing I'd like to do is remove the cabinets above the kitchen peninsula. I am trying to figure out what to do with the remaining wall cabinet that connects to these cabinets, though. It appears the soon-to-be-gone cabinets are actually cut into the veneer part of the wall cabinets. So, do we try to cut openings and have open shelves here? Try to replace the veneer with part of what comes down? Painting the cabinets is an option, but I'd rather not at this time if we can avoid it. Any suggestions?
Here are the pictures: https://picasaweb.google.com/laniewilliamson/Kitchen#