You could do about anything you wanted as far as installing cabinets. It just depends upon your tastes and ultimate goal of use for your A/S. The original cabinets are much lighter than anything prefab or custom built so you may want to think about the weight penalties, which gets back to your mode of use. Regular residential style cabinet construction is not totally conducive (sp) to installations in A/S's, wall profiles, plumbing, furnaces, water heaters, etc will all get in the way and cause conflict. If the tambour is all that bothers you I would look into the possibilities of having it replaced, it is a common problem with most all 70's models. I have learned to live with mine, I have pulled apart an interior before and would rather not get involved in another one if at all possible.