Shallow depth china cabinet?
I'm need of more storage in my house and am considering building a builtin china cabinet. My dining room is located in an addition, meaning one of the interior walls used to be an exterior wall. Looking in from where I'd like to locate the cabinet, I have 0.5" drywall, 3.5" wood framing, ~1.5" air gap, 3.5" brick veneer, ~ 1" airgap, structural CMU block wall. If I were to remove the bricks, this would give me 9-10" to work with.
The best I can tell, nearly all wall cabinets are 12" in depth. Obviously, I can project the cabinet into the dinning room to achieve whatever depth I wanted. But the dining room is rather narrow, so I'd really prefer to minimize this.
How deep of a cabinet do I need to have useful storage? I realize I can't fit a dinner plate in a 9" deep cabinet, but it seems it would work fine for salad plates, bowls, cups, etc. Will I regret it if I build something less than the standard 12"?