Originally Posted by fix what?
...1920 kitchen remodel
the cabinet will still be on the wall, I'm afraid if i remove the cabinet the plaster will crumble around it
Cabinets come at about phase 10 of a kitchen remodel.
This is especially so for what might actually be a 90 year old room.
So NO... you don't design or plan a remodel around 100 year old cabs.
You remove what you have to remove (including the plaster) in order to inspect the framing and give access for the INEVITABLE repairs that will be needed there as well as the electrical and plumbing and insulation changes that WILL BE going in.
THEN you can do the wall sheathing to close it up again.
THEN you can think about hanging cabinets.