We just bought a 1926 cottage. The tiny kitchen seems to be original-no dishwasher, no disposal, and so on. The cabinets are original and built to last. I'd hate to tear them out, but they are so low even the coffee maker won't fit on the counter. The base cabinets are also very shallow (21.5".) which means no workable counter space. I'm wondering if it's possible to cut the wall cabinets shorter (without removing from the wall-which would likely take a sledgehammer.). I'd also like to extend the base cabinets out further to accomodate a dishwasher and a deeper countertop. Any suggestions?