remove boxes over cabinets
Can you clarify a little more or share a photo? What kind of boxes are over the cabinets?
Here are some suggestion for a quick kitchen face lift:
Also new paint on the walls does wonders along with new curtains, dish towels, some people have theme kitchens...like farms, beach, rustic...
Here's a link with things to consider when removing the soffit over kitchen cabinets:
Here's a post that might help - https://mosbybuildingarts.com/7-tips-for-your-kitchen-facelift/#:~:text=Your%20Kitchen%20Facelift-,Kitchens,replace%20by%20the%20remodeling%20industry.
You can use a small vibratory saw to cut them out. Then use the area for decor. Most likely, you will have to finish the wall above the cabinets.
HI! maybe this will help
Be careful as there might be utilities in those soffits. Cut a hole and see. Then proceed with caution!
What box is over which cabinets? Typically removal of sections of cabinets is most easily done with a saws-all.
Here is one home talkers project completely changing the soffit area for more usable space:
This one disguised the soffit to look like the cabinet was extended because the soffit was actually hiding pipework. Cool idea:
Here are some decluttering tips for the drawers as starter for kitchen update
There are lots of kitchen facelift posts here:
Hi! Are they soffits? Any kind of enclosed area at ceiling height is usually there to disguise pipes, wiring or duct work. Unfortunately, the only way to be 100% sure what they contain is to open them up. You can start by cutting out a section to get a better view of what is in there. Most are sheetrock, attached to a frame. You can make a hole with a utility knife or hammer and carefully widen it in case you have to repair it later. With luck, they won't contain anything and can be removed. If they do contain anything, you will have to evaluate if it's worthwhile to relocate something. Good luck and stay safe!
Hi Sue, I hope this helps you out,
You could install open shelving