One of the things you can do when remodeling your kitchen is to construct it with high ceilings. What this helps do is make the kitchen seem much bigger. IN the case of this kitchen, it actually is a big space without the high ceilings, and with them it makes the space even bigger. The task for the designer will be to populate the space effectively with furniture and other details because this could easily end up being a cavernous environment, which is never good for a cooking area. Just because the space is big does not make it better. So the key here is to layer it and fill the space.