A great way to breathe new life into a dated floor plan is to remove a wall separating two rooms. Quite often, we meet homeowners who want a wall removed between their kitchen and living room to be able to enjoy the open floor plan that is so popular in new homes today. Many people think that a wall cannot be removed if it is load bearing and this is not usually accurate. Removing a load bearing wall is usually possible, although it often requires a heavier beam and/or additional footers under the home.
The craftsmen and Green Acorn have decades of experience with wall removal, whether they are load bearing or not. Some factors to consider that affect the cost of removing a wall are the length of the wall, if there is plumbing, electrical, or hvac running through the wall, if the flooring in both existing rooms matches and continues under the wall, and if you would like the beam that replaces the wall to be recessed into the ceiling. While the cost to remove a load bearing wall can creep up, there are often ways to lower that cost and still achieve your open floor plan. Consider a couple of glass french doors or cased openings to save some money. Regardless of how you achieve your dream, Green Acorn is here to help!