Thicken the soffit as a border around the kitchen. This is a great option even for a large deep soffit as it uses moulding in a way that covers a wide expanse.
Since removing soffits can create a mess you should use a drop cloth right over the kitchen counter and under the cabinets.
Remove soffit above kitchen cabinets. Step 1 will be to fix all the walls. Lower the entire kitchen ceiling to soffit height. Next you ll want to remove the cabinets.
Now on to the fun part getting rid of the soffit above my work space. Right now i have a 12 soffit above my cabinets. I want to diy demolish the existing 12 soffit above the cabinets then hire a plumber electrician to adjust the wiring pipes then hire a contractor to reframe drywall a new 6 soffit.
It s a great win win for both of us and is saving us both a lot of time and money. Some soffits conceal ductwork wiring or plumbing. He is completing my projects for me and i am doing his kitchen cabinets for him and his beautiful wife.
I want to begin a kitchen remodel project. Clearly mark these areas so you know not to damage them when removing the other parts of your soffits. We always planned on removing the soffit to get more storage space.
Remove crown molding and other decorative pieces. This is the best way to go about removing soffits is to remove the surrounding crown molding first. Most just fill in the space between the cabinets in the ceiling.
I have a pretty small kitchen 13 x 11 and at some point the area above the wall cabinets was boxed in which is such a huge waste of space and make the kitchen look cramped. However we discovered that our ceiling height is just shy of 8 meaning that if we want crown on top of cabinets which i think i do if we remove the soffit we really only gain 6 or so in cabinet heighth. To start off open the kitchen cabinets which are right under the soffit you are trying to remove and empty them in case there is something inside.
Many kitchens that i m called in to evaluate have a 12 drywall soffit above standard 30 wall cabinets. I would like to remove the soffit and open up the kitchen but i am not sure how to tell if the cabinets are connected to or using that structure to stay up. Removing the kitchen soffit.
No matter if it s functional or not removing a soffit is a surefire way to make a kitchen feel more spacious as well as allow for some phenomenal design options such as tall upper cabinetry a mix of cabinetry in varying. When people are considering kitchen remodeling one of the first questions they have is if it s worth removing the soffits above the kitchen cabinets and installing tall 42 cabinets.