For this remodel our homeowner wanted to get rid of the old soffits and add more storage. They did the demo of the old cabinets and the soffit but ran into some bumps in the road. The old soffit was not finished behind it with sheet rock which we see a lot and the wires for parts of the kitchen ran through it. Several of the electrical wires were too short and they had to have an electrician do some changes. Turned out well!