Sometimes during a project, your interior remodelers might recommend knocking down a wall to accommodate your desired design. However, doing so is not as simple as it sounds. There are many factors you need to consider before you remove a wall during a remodel and it’s important to weigh them all equally to avoid any future problems.
Knocking down a wall is one of those decisions that is easier said than done. You can make the process easier by remembering to ask these questions from our design-build professionals at Case Design/Remodeling Birmingham.
Is It a Load-Bearing Wall?
For historical homes, you might have to consult the old blueprints to determine whether a wall is load bearing or not. Always make it a point to ask your home and kitchen designer first if the wall you’re about to knock down is a support wall. If it is, the project will be a lot more complicated and costly.
Does It Have Important Plumbing or Electrical Wiring?
Walls are rarely just walls. The circuitry that runs throughout your entire home is often hidden away behind these walls. In kitchens and bathrooms, the walls will also hold water supply pipes and other essential plumbing fixtures. Ask your contractor if destroying a wall might affect other systems in your home.
“Am I Sure I Want This Plan?”
Lastly, ask yourself if you’re really sold on the plan before asking your home remodelers to knock down a wall. This type of change is often permanent and can greatly affect the “flow” of your home. It’s important to really give it a fair bit of thought before making a decision.
Our expert team of designers and builders at Case Design/Remodeling Birmingham can help you with all your kitchen, bathroom and interior remodeling needs. Call us today at (205) 968-6000 to schedule a consultation. You may also fill out our contact form and request a free estimate for your remodeling project today.