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Old 05-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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Removing a closet between two bedrooms?


This is my first time on here, so bear with me.
I have a ranch and at one end I have two bedrooms, with a one closet between them both. That closet only is used by the one bedroom.
My question is can I remove the closet to create one large room?
In that closet is the attic small door in ceiling so the trusses or whatever thats called up there run like this...lol (2 bedrooms on this side)> ==llllll==<(frontroom kitchen on this side) so I guess what I am trying to show is both ends run right to left and middle runs front to back. don't laugh...My roof is like that also, it's like four sides. I am trying to figure out if that closet might be load bearing. In my basement they all run the same way ( which is front to back "lllll")with a steel beam down the middle and a few steel post holding up the beams. I am sure you'll tell me contact an engineer or a builder, but it looks to me like the load bearing might be on the next rooms "bathroom and other bedroom bassically in the middle of the house" cause thats where the trusses start going from front to back. I am not a total dummy when it come's to home improvement projects, but I will say I am a bit intimidated by this..

I want to bring down the walls but not the house..

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Any chance we could talk you into changing your font to something larger, and easier to read? When your words are tiny like this is, a lot of people won't even bother to read the post.

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Welcome to the Forum!

some photos really help. do you have a basement? if so are there beams under the closet? some photos of the beams/columns in the basement may help.
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Thanks I tried to post pics, but having trouble, and now I don't have the time.
The beams in basement run the same as the middle from front to back.
I think it maybe called a hip roof with shingles on 4 sides with a large portion in the middle of the house the trusses run same as the basement. Meaning beams or trusses run opposite ways than it does in basement, on the end with the two rooms with the closet I want to remove.
oh crap I know I am not making sence..lol
I think I'll wait to figure out how to upload pics before I try and type something I don't know the proper language..
But thanks for taking out your time.
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Try this .... How to attach a photo to a post

hope it helps!
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This is my first time on here, so bear with me.
I have a ranch and at one end I have two bedrooms, with a one closet between them both. That closet only is used by the one bedroom.
I have a ranch and at one end I have two bedrooms with a closet between them too. I've tought about opening up the space to create a pass through. I decided (so far) that closet space is more valuable.

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My question is can I remove the closet to create one large room?
Of course you can. It's just a matter of HOW to do it.

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I am sure you'll tell me contact an engineer or a builder...

Lets start with *anyone* who knows how to cut a piece of wood straight and can see it all in person and discuss all that "how to do it" stuff.

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I want to bring down the walls but not the house..
Good plan.
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Interesting ideas...

First off, my instinct is don't turn two bedrooms into one. But, you have your reasons. To answer, like others said, it's too hard to say from your verbal description alone. Would have to look at it. Draw out the floor plan, show where all the joists start and end, and where each header is. You really just gotta map it all out to know for sure. The == and ||| while they tell generally how they orient, don't show what walls they land on, which ones go clear to the outside walls, etc.

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