We encounter dropped soffits in the kitchen frequently. Most of the time they where only installed to meet the top of the cabinets and do not house plumbing or major HVAC equipment. The existing kitchen was overdue for a makeover. By removing the soffits and taking the kitchen down to the studs we were able to start with a clean slate. With a dining room in the home, the decision was made to eliminate the old eat-in kitchen table. We now had room to work an island into the kitchen plan and add extra cabinets on a far wall for a combination of storage and coffee station. New wood flooring was installed in several rooms to unify the flow and maintain a consistent feel. The biggest challenge was to brighten up the room. Selecting white cabinets, a polished white marble quartz countertop, backsplash tile with mirror flecks, and paneled appliances kept the kitchen from turning back into its former dreary dim self.