Removing Soffit, Moving Cabinets Up Question
Has anyone ever heard of removing the soffit and moving the existing cabinets up flush with the ceiling, then installing open shelves under the cabinets? Because the cabinets would then be higher up, the open shelves would fill the extra space.
I'm wondering if it would look disproportionate or stupid?
We have 8' ceilings -- cabinets flush with the ceilings might make the room feel taller (or does that trick work only with tall cabs?!), plus this would squeeze in a bit more storage. We have a celadon bowl and plate collection that would make a nice display on open shelves.
I can mock this up in photoshop to see how it looks, but before doing the work, wondered what others thought!