Open Spaces – What to Know Before Tearing Down a Wall

June 20th, 2018

Spring is here, and the remodeling season is in full swing! Today’s homeowners want open floor plans, and as both a Realtor and General Contractor the most commonly asked questions I hear is “is this wall load bearing?” and “How do I open this floorplan?”. It may seem simple on the DIY television shows – just grab a sledgehammer and fast forward – Voila! you have the open space you have been dreaming of! Depending on what is behind the drywall, this can either be a simple project or a major structural endeavor.