Those troublesome soffits! Apparently, soffits are used to house all sorts of utilities as well as support the weight of cabinets and their contents. This requires the construction of a soffit to be more than hefty. The added heft of the soffits makes them a challenge to dismantle, and the blown insulation in the soffits make it a mess to remove them. Here are some photos of the removal process of the soffits.