You can use the 2nd tier for storage or display by adding glass doors and inside cabinet lighting; this is a beautiful effect.
What if I have a soffit?
Soffits, though unattractive to some homeowners, are commonly removed during remodeling before new cabinets are installed.
If you don’t have the ability to remove them, the best option would be to have your cabinets come flush with the soffits, this will make them look less obtrusive.
You can add crown molding at the top of the cabinet and the ceiling; by encasing the soffit to look like cabinetry, you’ve disguised your soffit for a finished look.
What should I do If I have extra space between my cabinets and ceiling?
You could end up with several inches or a couple of feet between the top of the cabinets to the ceiling.
Here are a few ideas to dress this space up:
Add lighting above your cabinets, hidden behind the crown molding.
Add decorative wood beams to your ceiling above your cabinets for a rustic look.
You can add a thicker crown molding around the top of your ceiling above your cabinets.
You could add plants or decorations such as vases or pottery.
Your designer and kitchen cabinet partner will help design your cabinetry layout and display your options for 9’ ceilings.
Gather some inspirational photos from sites like Pinterest. Share your inspirational pictures with your cabinet professionals; they will help you create a beautiful and functional kitchen that will look lovely with your 9’ ceilings, for years of enjoyment!