'rules' for staggered height cabinets?
I like the look of staggered height cabinets. We will have 10' ceilings. I think it's a bit silly to take cabinets all the way up, and I don't like the soffit look. That leaves space for dust to collect whether I do all even across or staggered. Any tips or tricks to making it look right? Anything to avoid? And finally, any reason NOT to do staggered height? (builder mentioned today that staggered height cabinets "can give the illusion that there doesn't seem to be much cabinet space.")
(I find myself hating all the ideas the KD at our builder's cabinet place proposes. I think I've got to do this myself.)