How Do We Get Rid of Above Cabinet Soffits?

Hello Jake-

We have 3 walls of soffits over our 1989 contractor grade cabinets. Inside there are waste pipes from the 2 baths upstairs as well as 3/4inch copper pipe and electrical. Our ceilings are 90 inches high from the pre-finished hardwood floor, the soffits are 7.5 inches high and they protrude 4 inches beyond the 12 inch deep wall cabinets.

How Do I Remove Soffits Above Kitchen Cabinets?

I am interested in removing the soffit in my kitchen. My first step was to drill a hole to look inside w/a flashlight, but when I tried to do this, I realized that the entire soffit is encased in solid wood w/drywall over it. Do you have any suggestions for removing it or design suggestions where I could use the existing soffit and turn it into storage.

Cabinet Woes

Jake,

Just finished a kitchen remodel, only to find the kitchen designer designed us a flaw. Our top cabinet next to the stove will open to a 90 degree angle but in doing so hits the corner of the stove fan cover. In time I can see the cabinet door ending up with a nice gouge right in the middle of the door.