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Old 02-09-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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I'm finishing remodeling my dad's bedroom and need help/advice on what I need to build a new closet and get rid of the one that's in there. We had contractors build a joining bathroom between my mother's room and his and they were supposed to finish this project, but we couldn't afford them to. Where I put the 'new closet' in my drawing is where is was always supposed to be. We checked for load bearing walls and everything is OK. I understand I need a permit to do this? The bedroom is upstairs in an older colonial. Any advice on how to do this will be appreciated! (The existing closet and the wall it's in needs to be knocked out because it is blocking the way to the bathroom). Thanks.

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Step # 1: Check for load bearing walls....

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I understand load bearing walls are very important in building, but even for a small closet? In my picture, where I put "new closet", that's where we were always going to put it. I assume the contractors knew about this and thought it to be ok.
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I assume the contractors knew about this and thought it to be ok.
Did the builder know you would be tearing out a wall?
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Yes. They are the ones that installed the bathroom. Originally, it was a bedroom. They were going to finish my dad's room, but we ran out of money. I have some time off of work, so I thought I could do this myself. It's been over a year that his room has been in shambles (exposed 2x4's).
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