I really wanted to take down this cabinet and replace it with longer wooden shelves and wrought iron brackets. Convincing the husband that this was a good idea, not happening.
So we compromised. I took the doors and hinges off the cabinet, which seriously took all of about 5 minutes, and is totally reversible if we change our minds. So without a lot of effort I have the look of open shelving without all the work. (I am tempted, but haven't yet decided, if I want to paint the back of the cabinet the same color as the walls to further the impression of open shelving. I will keep you updated if I decided to paint.)
It makes this wall in the kitchen feel more open and the access to the dishes is easier without the doors. Not too bad for a 5 minute update.