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Question DetailsAsked on 3/18/2017

How much would it cost to remove this load bearing wall?

Good afternoon! My husband and I are looking to purchase a "fixer" in a nice neighborhood with a Home loan. Before we make an official offers, we will try and get a contractors opinion, but I was wondering if anyone knew how much it would cost to move a load bearing wall in a colonial? The stairway and garage are to the left of the door, then to the right is a formal living room and straight ahead is the kitchen. I'd like to tear down the entire wall between the living room and kitchen. There's no question its a load bearing wall, but how much would a project like that run?

We have a fairly large reno budget (around $80,000) to do kitchen, a bathroom, the basement hopefully and refinish all of the floors. I'm trying to estimate the best I can but it's tricky.

Here are some photos: - we would like to remove the wall with the fridge - the corner wall, with the chair

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You should have a firm, good till at least say 60 days after planned closing date, bid from a general contractor in-hand so you know what this will cost up-front, so you don't buy assuming one number and find out the hard way it is going to cost a lot more.

Of course, if slab-on-grade construction or you will not care about support columns in the basement (if there is one under there) it is easier to do than if you want to keep unubstructed frere space in a basement.

Here are links to similar previous questions FYI, a number of which describve exactly what you want to do - and yes, there will be a lot of duplication between the links embedded in the responses and the ones below:

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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