The glass cabinets are only good if you don't have any kitchen items
that have bright colors...like if you have a red mixing bowl that
doesn't match anything, for example.
But, if you have all glass kitchen items in your upper cabinets, it
would look very nice, and you could backlight it easily enough using
flourescents as long as you had a power source nearby (it's overhead,
so you do) base cabinets are a bit tougher.
Sounds like a neat project, let me know what you find out! And post
some before and after pictures for the rest of us home.repair'ers.