Here is the countertop sample next to the sink
We made the uppers on the wall with the window two inches less deep to let in more light. They start two inches lower than the old ones, which makes them look right (more graceful) and also make the storage more accessible to me since I am short. That's the great thing about custom cabinets. They can be right sized for the space.
John is a foot taller than I am and one of our challenges was making the kitchen work for a tall and a short person. The pullout cutting boards are so I have a work surface at the correct height. The farmhouse sink also helps me. I often stood on my tiptoes to wash dishes and where I had to bend to use the old sink made my back hurt.