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Question DetailsAsked on 11/7/2015

remove load bearing wall for 2 story house

I want to remodel the kitchen. There is a load bearing wall that is about 18 feet long that is in the middle of the house on the first floor. I want the kitchen to be an open concept so the opening would be the entire 18 feet with no pole in the middle. The opening is directly above the carry beam in the basement.

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Are you planning on doing the work yourself or hire a contractor? If you're doing the work yourself then a structural engineer can size and spec a beam to make the span with the requirements to do so. If you're looking for someone to do the work (the entire kitchen) a Remodeling - General contractor (or Remodeling - Kitchen) can do the work, but will still need to hire an engineer for the beam.

Answered 4 years ago by DriverNerd


Wow - looks like the 1960's open floorplan is coming back into vogue, because a LOT of similar questions have been posted recently - here are links to a few with responses. and more similar links appear below them -

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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