Removing closet wall


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Old 12-21-12, 11:44 AM
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Removing closet wall

I would like to remove the little walls beside (approx 6 inches wide) and the top of the walls (approx 2 feet tall and 6 feet wide) that forms my closet. Is this a simple job of just taking down drywalls and some lumber? or will the structural integrity be affected?

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I'm not sure I understand
Are you wanting to remove the wall that makes up the front of your closet? the wall that used to house your closet doors?
 
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Why? What is it you're trying to accomplish here?
 
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Keeping in mind if you lose the closets, you lose the ability to call them "bedrooms" when time for resale comes around. Your house will be reduced from a 4 bedoom 2 bath to a 2 bedroom 2 bath instantly.
 
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The wall of one of my closets appears to be partially constructed of a column of concrete block about a foot thick, so it depends. I did some research recently on how to tell what's load bearing, and it's not an exact science, unless maybe if you're an engineer and have the complete building plans.
 
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I'm 99.9% sure that closet is not load bearing.
 
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Old 12-22-12, 12:04 AM
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I'm in a house, and I'm pretty sure they're not load bearing as well, but I thought I'd check with more people to help reassure myself that it should just be a simple job of removing drywall and some lumber.

I'd like to remove the walls, and make my own closet organizing system, for the "door" I will then just use a curtain type thing, since I don't like having actual wooden doors, they take up space to open, and insulates so heat can't get in there and a rush of slightly colder air rushes out. Since the custom organizing system I have in mind that I'd like to make is multi level, I'd like to take out the top wall for more vertical room. Maybe I'll draw something up and post it to share.

Thanks for welcoming me to the forum! looks like there are some good people with good info here, I hope I can contribute as well
 
 

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