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When people first walk into a room, their gaze tends to fall on objects that are at eye level. In a kitchen, this means that the overhead cabinets will be the first thing people notice. Cabinets that are simply fastened to the wall lack any visual connection to the surrounding walls and ceiling. A traditional approach that visually "anchors" the cabinets involves constructing a drywall soffit, installing the upper cabinets tight to this soffit, and trimming the juncture with a crown molding. Over the years, our company has developed two additional approaches to this important area of kitchen cabinetry that are aesthetically pleasing and affordable. The approach we use is most often determined by the ceiling height of the room. Greater