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Old 07-03-2009, 08:24 AM   #1
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I had a wall in between my livingroom and kitchen. I made a put a 70x4 foot whole in the for because I want to build a small wall between my living room and kitchen, so I can use it as a countertop to eat/drink/watch tv. My question is, how high should this wall be? It will have a countertop on it.
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Do you know if this is a load bearing wall?
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I had a wall in between my livingroom and kitchen. I made a put a 70x4 foot whole in the for because I want to build a small wall between my living room and kitchen, so I can use it as a countertop to eat/drink/watch tv. My question is, how high should this wall be? It will have a countertop on it.
Since you HAD a wall therefore I can only presume the wall is no longer there. Otherwise I would have asked if there are kitchen cabinets on the other side of the hole you would have wanted to make? If so then I might have suggested that you either replace the old countertop with a much larger one to encompass the pass thru. If not I would have thought of making it about 42" FINISHED height.
NOW All that is predicated upon the the non existant wall being NONE load bearing
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its not a load bearing wall. i did not knock down the wall...i cut a hole in it the size of 70x4 about...so the suggestion would be 42" FINISHED?
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its not a load bearing wall
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yes there was a full wall...i made a cut out of about 70x4..so the suggestion would be 42" from top to bottom FINISHED?
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Did you VERIFY that it WAS NOT a load bearing wall?
If it was knot a load bearing wall and there is NOT cabinets on the other side/face of that wall then YES I would make is 42" finished for bar stool type of chairs. The other choice would be 36" high to match kitchen countertop height, that choice is entirely up to your tastes and purpose for this pass thru
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How did you verify it was not load bearing?
Is there a wall above it on the 2nd floor?
A wall below it in the basement?

Cutting a 70" hole in a load bearing wall has the same effect (almost) as removing the wall
Concern is only to make sure the house/area does not sag as a result

Height depends upon if you want it table height or bar stool height
You could also have it table height in the kitchen, then a 2nd raised counter in the living room at bar height
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The height would depend on what seating was planned. Stools come in a few heights. Get the seating, then decide on a comfortable table level for the seating.
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