Knocking down a kitchen wall can make your interior feel much more open, spacious and inviting. However, it’s a big project that requires careful planning between you and your general contractor to ensure the best results. Today, Castle Construction discusses some key things to consider before knocking down a wall to open up the kitchen.
Is the Wall a Support Wall?
Some walls simply partition two different sections of your home, while others support your house. If you’re not sure whether the wall in question provides support, ask your contractor. If it turns out that it is a support wall, you may still be able to knock it down, but the project will need to involve some extra construction. For example, your contractor could build support columns or simply widen the doorway to leave most of the supporting wall intact.
How Will This Affect Me?
Removing an interior wall is not a quick and easy project. The work will involve dust and debris being spread around the area. It may take a good amount of time before your kitchen and the surrounding rooms are habitable. You should carefully consider how a major kitchen remodeling project could affect your lifestyle, particularly if you plan on staying in your home during the renovation.
What Does the Wall Contain?
The wall might contain water pipes, gas lines, electrical cables and HVAC vents. Shifting the infrastructure of your house is possible, but it may require the talents of a number of different specialists. If you are demolishing the wall as part of your kitchen remodeling project, make sure to account for the services of these specialists in your budget.
Castle Construction can help you with all your remodeling and general contracting needs. We can transform your bathroom or kitchen, build a home addition, fix termite damage and more. We have been in business since 1989, and we are known for our excellent workmanship and strong ethics. We focus on building long-term relationships with our clients, and we do this by providing quality workmanship and sticking to our promises. Call us at (301) 674-5580 to learn more about our services and products.