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Question DetailsAsked on 1/9/2017

How much to add a doorway (no door) on an interior load bearing wall?

Home is built in 1920. Hallway behind kitchen that I want to connect to living room

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Obviously cost goes up if the area where you want the opening already has a load-bearing column (as opposed to just load-bearing wall) coming down within or immediately adjacent to the proposed opening. Also if there are utilities in the way (wiring or pipes, especially sewer/drain pipes) that have to be relocated. Cutitng a doorway into a brick or concrete wall is obviouslymore effort and cost, as a rule, than in wood or metal stud framed walls. ANy or all of those can easily up the cost by a factor of commonly 50-100%.

However, that said, here are some links with responses about difficulty, steps to take, and ballpark costs for typical straight-forward cut-an-opening into a wall - not including the cost of any door itself.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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