Is this wall load bearing?

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Old 02-02-16, 05:42 PM
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Is this wall load bearing?

I have a wall in the kitchen that creates a nook for the refrigerator. It appears to be purely aesthetic and allows the refrigerator to be turned sideways (I'm not sure why that's appealing).

I pulled down the ceiling to inspect what's going on and the floor joists above run parallel to the wall and do not touch it. There is only one small cross brace that appears to be there solely to hold up this wall. And there is nothing on the floor above it (it is below the center of a bedroom floor).

I am 95% sure this wall is safe to remove but would appreciate the wisdom of The Forum to bring me up to 100%.

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Old 02-02-16, 05:51 PM
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That is not a load bearing wall. There is nothing above it being supported.
 
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