And, why not take plates off your unit shelves to be stored instead in a wall-hung rack? Just make sure that everyone who needs to, can reach where you've placed them. Look for one that offers hooks for mugs too; and, perhaps, a shelf for cookbooks.
Then there are all those dried goods that clutter up the cupboards and require you to take everything out to get to the one thing that you need. Which is why we love Ella's Kitchen Company's Scandinavian-style wall storage. This one has pull out scoops for sugar, pulses etc. and little bottles at the bottom for spices.
Don't forget to look up either. Those ceilings can be worked hard too. You could free a whole drawer or unit by hanging your saucepans above you. We bring this lovely one to you from down-under as we continue to search the world to make your little home function better.