Originally Posted by tonymitch03
Stupid question but I obviously dont know the answer, how do you know if it is a load bearing wall? I am also looking to expand a bedroom by about 8 feet. Thanks
Do a google search on load bearing walls, you'll get several sites that offer general rules for identification. The first things to look at are what is above the wall, below it, how the wall is built and how it ties into the floor and ceiling joists. If you are really in doubt bring in an engineer to take a look and determine the load structure.
If it is load bearing it dosent mean it cannot be removed, there are just a few structure issues that need to be addressed to carry the load.