Hello, I would like to enlarge the door entrance from my kitchen to my
living room to give it a more open concept look. There isn't a door on the
entrance but i believe there was originally. I'd like to expand it about
1.5 feet on bothsides so that it nolonger looks like a door entrance. How do
i know if the wall that the door entrance is in is a supporting wall? also
there is a light switch that would have to be affected. How would I move the
switch and wiring farther down the wall?
Any help appreciated
If you can look at the framing of the ceiling above the door and if it
goes the same direction as the wall, it is not likely a supporting wall, but
it could be. As for moving the switch, I suggest you have it done. If you
have to ask, you should not give it a try.
The instructions for both of your questions really require on site
inspection of someone with some experience. Neither is a difficult job, but
there are so many things that can be different for your home than standard
and I am going to guess, you might not notice a critical difference, you
could be making a serious error and endanger yourself or others.
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