Monday, July 30, 2012
Gee, it might be nice to open up that space between the kitchen and dining room. You would just have to remove that pesky wall...
Long before you pick up a sledgehammer, consult with a contractor. The wall may be load-bearing - meaning it holds up your roof - or it may have items inside that are more delicately removed - like electrical cables or plumbing pipes. Prevent a major disaster by checking with a contractor before doing any wall removal.
The same goes for removing part of the wall, as in to make a window, bar, or pass-through from one room to another.
If the wall is merely cosmetic, it may not require a permit, but that will rarely be the case.