When the practical (storage) has been addressed, it may be possible with some plans to delete upper cabinets on an exterior wall and add windows.  The added daylight is inviting, makes your kitchen feel larger and eases food preparation!

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Note that with an oversized pantry for added storage, upper cabinets at the back wall of the kitchen are not necessary, meaning more windows for added natural light which makes the kitchen look and feel much more spacious!