This was a remodeling scenario where the entry opening to the kitchen was low and cramped and the clients wanted it to feel more open.
The overhead to the entryway was torn out up to the ceiling and expanded. Here is a photo of it in that process (sorry, a bit blurry!). During demolition, I also tore out the old kitchen cabinets.
DURING CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS
The opening was then reframed and finished.
There was an 8" ceiling soffit built to run electricity for overhead lighting.
The entire kitchen walls were also repaired, skim-coated smooth and painted. The rest of the house was repaired and painted as well. (I can't take credit for the countertop work however!).