My small kitchen and small dining room has a wall in
between. I want to take down the wall and open up the area.
I have two stories condo.
Take the cabinets out is not difficult. But I am afraid of
the wall. How would I know if the wall is support for the
upstair bedrooms or just a dummy wall?
I'd suggest that if you can't figure that answer out yourself already, you
might want to consider a professional to do the job for you.
is there any electrical / plumbing or duct work in that wall? that might
be another good reason to get someone else to do it for you.
<April> wrote in message
A Condo,, talk to the association. Dont mess with anything till you get
permits , liscensed and Insured contractor and engineer advise. Be sure
everyone is insured and lisenced , because 10 yrs down the road you may
find a big fault. Its no easy job unless it is non bearing, even then ,
If it's perpendicular to the floor/ceiling joists, assume it's load bearing
unless there is convincing proof otherwise. If it's parallel to the joists,
there's still a chance it's load bearing. See
http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/load-bearing_walls.htm for a few of the
In general, I'd have someone familiar with structures take a long look at it
before swing any sledgehammers.
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