Removing a lowered kitchen ceiling was the first priority for this space -- a set-back, upstairs plumbing was in the way and could not be moved.
The solution -- a shallow soffit set back from the cabinet crown (behind the top lighting). Second on the wish list was more counter space; then storage, storage, storage! Heartwood Maple cabinets with a matte driftwood stain, stainless appliances and Corian counters complete the kitchen.
Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry: Brookhaven's Andover