How to make cabinets taller without taking them down??


Am now embarking on a DIY kitchen update. Painted cabinets from dark to white without buying new ones. Had a wall removed and flooring put in. Was a galley kitchen and remaining wall is loadbearing. Want cabinets to appear taller. How can I DIY this? Wanted an island to give more space in small area, but that other wall is too challenging.

Got exorbitant estimates for removal. I DIY the wall between kitchen and DR but now that moved fridge, it takes up space in that area. Don't know how to complete look and fit the round glass table n chairs. Respond to one, two or all issues, please.

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