I think that if it looks too sparse, it'll look weird. Do you have a dishwasher? If you do then you should be able to keep a little more than if you handwash immediately after you eat or drink.
I would look at it a little differently. Nicely, neatly fill one cabinet with dishes/bowls/plate. Have there be a glasses/cup cupboard, a pots/pans cupboard, only as much as fits beautifully, tidily and usefully. Not too empty but not too full, either. Leave all your silverware in the drawer, you don't need to have 5 spoons/5 forks. It all packs together anyway. Limit the amount of large utensils you have, in such a way that you have what you need but it fits nicely neatly in a drawer. Have one junk drawer, that has been cleaned out and emptied but is there in case you have stuff that you need to hide away quickly. Have one area with all your linens, or if you have huge amounts of linens, just the most nicely matching ones. Have one area for any storage items you use, corning ware or Pyrex with lids, any small serving platters or bowls that you will use.
Pack away all the extras and preferably get a rental storage unit to take them to.
Empty out the area underneath your sink, so that you have just the essential cleaners that you need, perhaps dish soap, dishwasher detergent, a spray bottle of vinegar, a box or two of baking soda, garbage bags, that's it. If you keep the garbage can out, hide it away so you can't see it.
Keep only a few decorative containers on the counter, perhaps an attractive spice rack, perhaps a toaster (but it's better if you find a cupboard to hide it away in every day). Tidy whatever pantry or food cupboard you have so everything looks nice and neat.
Oops, I don't think you asked about all of this but hopefully it's helped.
Good luck in the quick and lucrative sale of your home!