The area between the ceiling and the top of the wall cabinets is known as the soffit, also referred to as the bulkhead. While the dimensions may vary depending on the kitchen’s design, it typically measures around 12 inches in height. The soffit extends over the edge of the wall cabinets, hiding wires, vents, and pipes from view. Typically constructed of drywall, stainless steel versions are also available. Some homeowners choose to decorate their soffits with elements such as wallpaper, paint, or plate racks. It’s important to note that if the soffit conceals electrical elements that extend throughout the kitchen, removing it is not recommended. However, if there are no electrical elements, removing the soffit can provide an additional foot of storage space.