The space above my cabinets has always bugged me. I'm not a fan of just putting stuff up there for decor because to me it looks out of place being behind the trim. I feel like adding a cabinet up there gives a designated spot to put decor. Taking your cabinets to the ceiling can also make them look more designer and high end. It's actually pretty simple to do too!
When designing a kitchen, whether for a new construction home or a remodel, it is common to spend most of our time focusing on the big things, like cabinetry color, countertops, and flooring. However, it is really the small details that should be the center of our focus.