Question: Should I Remove Kitchen Soffits??

Your kitchen cabinets are likely going to be touching your soffits, and all cabinets touching the soffits should be removed.

Remember that soffits typically fill up the entire gap between the cabinets and the ceiling, so you likely won’t be able to see the top of the cabinets since the soffit is in the way.

How much does it cost to remove kitchen soffits?

Cost to Remove Kitchen Soffit

Remove Kitchen Soffit Cost Zip Code
Low High
Remove Kitchen Soffit – Labor & Material Prices $120.00 – $150.00 $210.00 – $235.00
Remove Kitchen Soffit – Waste & Haul-away Costs $27.00 – $27.00 $30.00 – $35.00
Remove Kitchen Soffit – Total $147.00 – $177.00 $240.00 – $270.00

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How do you decorate soffits over kitchen cabinets?

8 Ways to Deal with Those Awkward Kitchen Cabinet Soffits

  • Fill in the space with trim.
  • Fill in the space with a furr down.
  • Fill the space with trim in a contrasting color.
  • Get some really tall upper cabinets.
  • Add a second row of cabinets.
  • Add a window.
  • Paint the wall the same color as the cabinets.
  • Embrace it.

How do you remove old soffits?

How to Remove Vinyl Soffit

  1. Position the ladder against the house under the soffit on level ground.
  2. Move the soffit toward the retaining channel under the roof edge.
  3. Insert your fingers in between the wall corner channel and the soffit.
  4. Grasp the edge of the soffit with your free hand and pull it away from the wall channel.

Should kitchen cabinets go all the way to the ceiling?

The height of the ceiling in your kitchen is probably the most straightforward indicator of how tall your kitchen cabinets should be. The cabinetry including trim does not go to the ceiling. Typically the wall cabinets and trim will be just below the ceiling.

Should kitchen cabinets go to 9 foot ceiling?

This is just the tip of the ice berg for good kitchen design. 1 ) Never leave crown moldings closer than 9 inches from a ceiling. Once you get within a foot of the ceiling you should have the cabinetry and molding meet ceiling. Cabinet doors on either side of the window are different sizes.

How do you remove upper cabinets?

To Remove Kitchen Cabinets That Are Attached With Screws:

Start by removing the screws closest to the bottom, and then work your way up, removing all screws. Be prepared to lift the cabinet away from the wall as you remove the final screws at the top. Repeat until all units are removed.

How do you remove drywall without damaging it?

Remove Drywall Without Making a Big Mess. and Reuse It Too!

  • Step 1: Cut It Out. Start by marking out the area you want to remove and cut the drywall.
  • Step 2: Hunting Down Nails.
  • Step 3: Rip the Nails Out.
  • Step 4: Gently Remove the Drywall Without Crashing It on Your Head.
  • Step 5: Then Just a Simple Clean Up.

How do you remove kitchen cabinets without damage?

How to Remove Cabinets & Reuse Them

  1. Remove all drawers and empty the cabinets.
  2. Remove the countertop mounting screws.
  3. Use a utility knife to slice the length of the caulking between the counter’s backsplash and the wall.
  4. Lift the countertop and remove it from the cabinet.
  5. Unscrew the mounting points where the cabinet is secured to the wall.

How do I decorate the top of my kitchen cabinets?

Here are seven ideas for what to do with that awkward gap.

  • Put some baskets up there and stash your stuff in them.
  • Use the space to store cookbooks.
  • Add a little art.
  • Squeeze in some extra wine storage.
  • Add an extra shelf above the cabinets.
  • Fill the space in.

How do you install kitchen wall cabinets under soffit?



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Can you add cabinets above existing cabinets?

If you have a large space above your cabinets like us, I recommend making them additional upper or open cabinets. If you have less space you can just add the header and close the whole thing up.

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