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Wall Removal Fort Worth - Removing Load Bearing Walls - Open Floor Plans Hurst, Southlake, Flower Mound, Grapevine and Keller

Years ago residential homes generally included several small rooms rather than one big one, mostly because of heating and cooling issues.

The modern trend in floor plans is the open concept, in which one large space (such as a "great room") connects to smaller areas of a home.

Converting to an open floor plan can add natural light, make a space feel bigger, and be perfect for entertaining. An exterior wall can also be removed and the area bumped out to increase space.

This kind of renovation can also increase a home's resale value quite substantially.

 

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Depending on what’s inside a wall, and the extent of its structural bearing, removing a wall can be a inexpensive and quick project, or it can be a major structural change.

This depends on the structural bearing of the wall and what’s inside it — plumbing, air-conditioning, electrical and other unforeseen items. Miland Home Construction can do an initial consultation and assess your wall.

 

One vs. Two Story Homes

Removing a wall in a one-story house is much different than in a two-story house, and the cost can be significantly more with a multi level home. It’s a complicated engineering calculation to allow for the stress the second story will be putting on the other walls.

 

Floors and Ceilings

When removing a wall, you’ll have to consider what’s going to happen to the floor and ceiling. Hardwood floors will be difficult to patch between rooms and be made to look seamless. Ceilings also need to match.

 

What's Inside the Wall?

Dealing with what’s inside the walls is an important factor in removing a wall. Rerouting gas, electrical, HVAC and more can make all the difference. For example, moving supply and return vents can impact how your heating and cooling system works.

 

Load Bearing Walls

You are limited by whether or not the wall is structural - load bearing - or not. If a wall is holding up the floor above it, or the roof, you can’t remove it without creating an alternative load-bearing plan. If you do, the floor and possibly even the entire house might collapse.

The most obvious indicator of a structural wall is a wall that is repeated on more than one floor. If you have an I-Beam in your attic running in a specific direction, and walls in the exact same location on all the floors above it, the wall is likely structural and must be replaced with a load bearing beam. The beam may be hidden or visible depending on available space and load bearing plan.

If you can’t take out the entire wall, you can still cut an interior window within a load bearing wall. This is a great technique for letting natural light get into shadowy areas, and for improving air circulation.

 

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