High ceilings can do a lot for your kitchen remodel if you have a smaller space that you want to make bigger, or if you have a large kitchen that you want to look even larger. It all depends on your needs of a kitchen. I think there is a lot to say about the psychology of working in a larger kitchen, even if the feeling comes from a high ceiling in the design. Functionality has much to do with the physics of the space, and so high ceilings can do a lot for your kitchen. The island and rich wood paneling also give the whole space a nice, rich texture.