Re: No pantry and very little cabinet space...
Do you have a habitat for humanity restore near you?
We just purchased 4 brand new pantry cabinets. It was $160/pantry. The owner told us he could order more for us if needed. We've already done one and it's fantastic how much it stores. Plus it's only 15" wide so good for narrow spaces.
The only possible set back is that I would recommend anchoring it to the wall or something to add stability.
E, wife to my rock, S 2009 Mama to DD 1/13