Kitchen with Poorly Placed Bulkhead
I need some advice. Just bought a new home with 9' ceilings and was hoping to have 42" upper cabinets and build a 12" crown to the ceiling. This is not possible due to a bulkhead that the builder will not remove running along one wall of the kitchen and over one of the upper cabinets (see top right corner).
I have a few options:
I can have the bulkhead continued above all the uppers adding the taller cabinets with the crown moulding. I am worried about how the transition from the wall with the cabinet to the wall without will end up looking.
I can have all 42" upper cabinets with the space between the cabinet moulding and the ceiling.
I can build the moulding on the range hood cover to the ceiling and have all 42"cabinets
I can have the staggered look like the model home with two standard height cabinets. I have included a picture - does this look dated?
I will be installing white shaker cabinets - going for a transitional style.
Any advice or suggestions are much appreciated.