Yeah, go with something opaque.
I’m sure you’ve all seen plywood kitchen countertops in all the high end designer magazines. It’s the next big trend. Just set them on and leave them rough and unfinished. Poorly fitting, unsanded scraps add a touch of shabby chic.
Knowing my luck, a few years after I finish all this, having half a kitchen cabinet in the middle of the floor will be in style.
Of course, certain critters think it’s fine the way it is.
Our kitchen? Oh, it’s really just a little hole in the wall.
The cats always knew there was something behind that wall…