Kitchen wall removal


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Old 08-06-14, 10:51 PM
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Kitchen wall removal

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I am in the process of buying a home and was wondering if you all think it would be possible to tear down the section of wall with the fridge on it to make an open space to the living room? I was thinking of moving the fridge and cabinets maybe over to the other wall with an island in the middle. Feasible? Name:  5352944-3.jpg
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Old 08-07-14, 03:29 AM
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Don't think you will have enough room for a island, remember that doors have to open and room to walk. looks like 18 x18 tiles little over 8 feet, pretty sure you need more room than that. Counter tops and corner cabinets would have to be replaced. I will leave wall to experts.
 
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Old 08-07-14, 05:03 PM
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There's no way to tell by looking at pictures. If this is a single story house and you have an attic....

Look at the ceiling joists directly above this wall and see if they are parallel or perpendicular to the wall and post back.
 
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Old 08-07-14, 06:58 PM
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Based upon the slope of the ceiling I'm going to state that wall probably is load-bearing and removal could be a major project.
 
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Old 08-08-14, 01:09 AM
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I could prob get away with an island then if I left everything alone? It really bugs me to have a closed off kitchen. Maybe I will get used to it.
 
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Old 08-08-14, 06:00 AM
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Let's put it this way...you have an enviable kitchen. You do not want the can of worms opened up that you plan. Tile matching across the gap. Putting a refrigerator where you really don't have space to begin with. Changing cabinets. As nice as this kitchen looks, I would do nothing.
 
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Old 08-08-14, 10:05 PM
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Thank you for the advice. I'll save the money for the basement.
 
 

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