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RJA00 11-16-2009 06:04 AM

Modifying a wall, create opening
 
that what were thinking of doing
I hope i explain this right

i was thinking of tearing a kitchen wall down
the wall that has a door that goes in to the basement, there is about 3 foot of space there is a wall there.so, i would not have to rebuild the wall I think the unused space between the kitchen wall and the bedroom wall would really
open my kitchen up. it about 140 by 140 right now that not counting the space taken away by the cabinets
140 by 140 completely empty


this load bearing thing has me stumped
hubby dont think it load bearing wall

would i have to get a permit to just knock the wall down,move the basement stairs and doorway
I am probably not explaining this right

that would give me about 3 by 11 more space in my kitchen
do you think that space would be worth it to take the wall out and build the floor
right now my kitchen is not really big enough for a table and we don't have a dining room
maybe i should take a pic of the space and you understand the space better
im probably not explaining it right

Scuba_Dave 11-16-2009 06:56 AM

Do you know if the wall is a load bearing wall ?

RJA00 11-16-2009 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 353651)
Do you know if the wall is a load bearing wall ?

I dont know, my husband doesnt think it is,

Scuba_Dave 11-16-2009 07:52 AM

Removing the wall & relocating the stairs would require a permit
Stairs have very specifc codes that must be met
Where are you located ?
The kitchen is 140 x140....inches ?
1 story or 2 story house?

A pic would help

RJA00 11-16-2009 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 353664)
Removing the wall & relocating the stairs would require a permit
Stairs have very specifc codes that must be met
Where are you located ?
The kitchen is 140 x140....inches ?
1 story or 2 story house?

A pic would help


well i mesarued from the cabients to the the other wall 122 inches
and it about the same the in length

two story, very high celing basement not finished

when you open kitchen door to go in to the basement, when you first open the door there a small foyer i would call it, immede left and , and when you walk down the stairs it likes a tunnel with the bedroom wall and kitchen wall, the stairs are
in the middle very very steep, they need to be redone
not sure about requriement in tn lol


the tunnel has a celing that is flush with the kitchen celing tunnel is problay not a good word,


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