We recently finished installing cabinetry in a Kitchen. Previous cabinets went up about a third of the wall and the hood was placed much lower than the owners liked. The initial project involved placing a door in garage as well as upgrading drawers in existing cabinets.
By the time we were done with this project, The cabinetry was all in place, the doors in garage was finished and the new kitchen had more light to it.
On the first picture you can see the old cabinets with a crown at top. The space above was not getting used for anything so raising the cabinets to gain more storage was a great idea.
The next picture shows the entire kitchen completely finished. Under the counters we added rope lighting and in boxes at top of cabinet, we also installed dimmable lighting.