Kitchen renovation question

Old 07-10-12, 11:44 PM
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Question Kitchen renovation question

I would like to knock a wall (that is not touching the ceiling. see picture) down where the cabinets are attached to so we can put a kitchen island. (see floor plan idea) But there's a pillar at the end of the wall and it doesnt seem like a load bearing pillar. Could this be load bearing? How can I tell? I looked closely at where this pillar meets and the ceiling and the connecting part doesnt look so smooth. As if this kitchen wall was added on after the house was built...
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Old 07-11-12, 03:45 AM
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The wall was probably in the plans, but the vertical support is there for the wall's stability and was put in just for that reason. It isn't in all probability load bearing, since there is no beam for it to support. To be safe, I would have a local engineer look at it. Looks as if the plan will work, but it also looks as if you will be losing a bunch of cabinet space. Do you plan on installing hanging cabinets over the island? Curious. Remember one thing, when/if you remove this wall support and wall, what will you do with the boogered flooring?
Old 07-15-12, 07:17 PM
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I realize I'm late coming to this, but what are you planning to do with the electrical work that appears to be in the existing wall?

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