I’ve been professionally designing and renovating homes for over 30 years now. The question that comes up most often by homeowners is “can we remove this wall?” Whether it’s an exterior wall that will be opened up to a new addition, an interior wall that will be removed to create an open concept, or simply the widening of a window opening or doorway, the answer is always “yes you can”.
Before starting, there are important considerations to bear in mind. Firstly, is the wall a structural wall (is it supporting something above it) or a partition wall (simply dividing spaces)? If it’s a partition wall, roll up your sleeves, get the sledgehammer out and have at it. (Pre-approval from your spouse is strongly recommended.) If it’s a structural wall, however, you will need to do a little more planning. (If you’re not sure, treat the wall as a structural wall or call in the pros.)