There for awhile I was coming home to scenes like this.
Removing one very dirty, useless, something over your cabinets helps so much. The only problem, see how you can still see the light over the dining area? It just seemed wrong to us.
The photo below shows the wayyyyy before.
So. Very. Ugly.
Then the walls go up.
Rooms become separate.
And we wonder why it wasn't always like this.