We have lived in many placee where we didn’t have enough/good storage so I feel your pain. This is the first time we have ever done a kitchen remodel by choice. The only other one was due to minor damage due to a small grease fire. The cabinets, nor the stain, could be matched. It was better overall all to start from scratch. We kept the same footprint but added in some space saving/more efficient accessories. Such as pull out shelves on the bottom instead of stationary shelves, a lazy susan, etc. We are going with all drawers on the bottom on this kitchen with the exception of 2 small places where it would not work well.
I will post more pics later.