I’m demoing a kitchen and discovered that the top plate sticks into the room a half inch farther than the studs. The current drywall is attached to the studs and therefore is even with this top plate which leaves the problem of how to drywall the seam where the wall meets the ceiling properly.
Option one is to leave the current drywall and drywall over it including the top plate.
Option two is to remove the current drywall and reframe the wall so it is even with the top plate.
Which is better and why? Other options?