Instead of decorating, we did some demolition in the kitchen this past weekend. And it involved buying myself an early Christmas present: I snatched up this DEWALT 10 Amp Keyless Variable Speed Corded Reciprocating Saw that was on sale at Lowe s. Remove any cabinets that are touching the soffit. Soffits can be tricky things to deal with in a kitchen. You often can’t remove them, so the question becomes how do you best cover them up or help them blend into the rest of the kitchen? Here, we’ve rounded up 10 ways to disguise a soffit. A kitchen soffit is usually a boxy structure built to hide wiring, pipes, or other mechanicals, or to fill the space between the top of your cabinets and the ceiling. Every kind of tutorial I could find about removing soffits took down the cabinets.
I am trying to decide if I should remove the soffits in the kitchen. Do you want to add taller cabinets? Store things/trinkets on top of your cabinets? Taller cabinets/more room is certainly nice in theory but our experience has been it’s often hard to reach the top shelves of the cabinet, especially for shorter people. So, to get started we had the cabinets, countertops and appliances removed:. This is Removing the Soffit by on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
By removing the soffit (during demo phase of your kitchen remodel) your new kitchen cabinets can now extend to the ceiling, which will offer sometimes a foot of storage all around your perimeter. I did hire a contractor to remove the sofits and install new lighting. The rest I did myself. If you can’t have custom to-the-ceiling cabinets, I’m all for a soffit. Most of us have 8′ ceilings in our homes but our cabinets top out at 7′ off the floor. There is a box above the cabinet called a soffit and in many cases it can be removed.
To Remove Kitchen Soffits. Opinions? (floor, Heating, Microwave, Sink)
The bulky soffits that were above our wall cabinets were definitely taking up valuable space. We knew that we wanted to remove them to help open up and make our kitchen feel larger. New Laminate Flooring, Cherry Cabinets, Blue Ice Granite and Stainless Steel Appliances makes this Contemporary Kitchen a place for entertaining. Removal of the soffits, reconfiguring the island, new travertine backsplash with Maple Countertops brings this Traditional Kitchen new life. The goal is to remove the upper cabinets, demo the soffit, refinish the cabinets and put everything back together. Removing soffits can make a HUGE difference in your kitchen by providing storage that once was lost. Typically in a remodel, my motto as a designer is: if something can live in a soffit, it can live just as easily inside a taller upper cabinet. Kitchen demolition includes appliance and cabinet removal. Learn how to safely demolish a kitchen for a remodel with these step-by-step instructions. Unscrew the cabinet unit from the soffit and remove the cabinets. Throw away the old cabinet doors, molding, old hinges, etc. A Chicago Kitchen in need of updating and visual expansion included the removal of old cabinets, soffits & wall between kitchen & dining room and the addition of an island.
Lose Soffits, Gain Cabinet Space
Just a few days after getting the keys, I was discussing the kitchen with our friend, Tyler, and he mentioned how easy it would be to demo the dropped ceiling or soffit. We had a few options after removing the soffit: 1. keep the cabinets where they are and have an awkward gap above them, 2. Scroll through the Before & After Images below of select kitchens we’ve remodeled. 11 budget friendly tips to update your kitchen with style. Remove any cabinet doodads or fake valances. A lot of the kitchens we work in have these fake wooden valances and grape vine trim and embellishments. Update your Soffits.