What to do about low-soffit?
Our ducts, plumbing, gas lines etc. require a soffit that is 4'9" from the wall and a 1' drop in height (all these things+ run side by side under the floor joists). The soffit will run the entire length of the main room (bar/media). The soffit ceiling height will only be 78"-80" (depending on what floor we go with). That's just too low, considering that the soffit would stick out to almost the center of the room. What do we do???