I want to begin a kitchen remodel project. Step 1 will be to fix all the walls. I want to DIY demolish the existing 12" soffit above the cabinets, then hire a plumber/electrician to adjust the wiring/pipes, then hire a contractor to reframe/drywall a new 6" soffit. This will allow me to install 36" cabinets versus the dated 30" cabinets I currently have. Hopefully keeping a soffit (a smaller one) will make moving the pipes/electric easier than removing the soffit altogether.
Question: can I demo the existing soffit without removing the current wall cabinets? They are not fastened to the soffit at all, and if I'm careful I think I can work around them. We are throwing away the old cabinets eventually, so scratching them up is not a concern.