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Old 03-25-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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Arching an exterior wall in Kitchen Question


This is my first time here so I would like to say thanks before hand to anyone who is able to help me out. I just bought house and I knocked out everyting in the Kitchen and I am left with just the studs. The problem I am having is I am not sure whether the wall that I want to arch (which is an exterior wall) is able to be widened and arched. I am not sure whether this wall is load bearing which would mean it cannot be modified (I should say can not be modified in a cost effective manner since I am on a tight budget) As you can see from the attached pics the door which is now a closet/pantry in the Kitchen will be removed and the space will widened by about a foot and a half to the left (since that is all the space left in pantry)and arched. This will hold a Refridgerator and some pantry space on the side. I also took a picture of the beams at the top and there is some sag. Does anyone think this can be done? The pictures show what the back of the wall looks like from the outside and the others shows how it looks from the inside. Can anyone help me?

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Old 03-26-2008, 05:31 AM   #2
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Being that this is a customized (arched) structural alteration. It could involve temporarily supporting the 2nd floor, while performing the modifications.
I would normally suggest that you consider hiring a framer for that portion of the project.

Now, that being said, it actually doesn't appear that this is a true load bearing wall, based on what can be seen in your pics. Thus, it looks very feesible. There would still be significant framing, exterior and siding work involved, among other things. I still suggest that you consider getting that portion of the work done by a framer.

Remember that you should look into a building permit for all this.

Good Luck on the project.


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