Remodeling: Interior Wall Removal

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Remodeling: Interior Wall Removal

Creating an open concept kitchen to living area is a popular request of our team at Medina. This remodeling project often requires an interior wall removal. Most typically it is around the kitchen area, but can be for any combination of rooms. The actual space gained is minimal, generally representing less than six inches by the length of the wall to be removed. However, the newly defined space often looks and feels much larger. Additionally, furniture can be spread out more, even encroaching on the adjacent room once the wall barrier has been removed. And of course the sight lines have greatly improved.

While interior wall removal in remodeling is commonly requested in Medina and across the country, many do not realize all the potential work that needs to be considered and may be required. The actual cost to achieve this popular interior design build remodeling feature might be under $1,000 but can tally over $10,000. Here is a list of many items that may possibly need to be included:

architect fees is the wall is structural and bearing to the house framing

temporary wall and ceiling bracing for removing a structural wall

demolition (the fun part!)

debris disposal

moving electrical wiring, switches, and receptacles

moving any plumbing pipes that may be in the wall

relocating heat or air conditioning duct work, radiators, or hot water baseboard units

new framing as required with structural header material, stud support, and knee walls

drywall patching with spackling and finishing

patching the finished floor

refinish adjacent wood floors is present and required

re-work base, wall, and ceiling molding as required and affected

install structural or decorative columns if required or requested

arched opening finishes if requested

decorative trim molding as desired

painting which will included continuous walls and ceilings over larger area with the new

As you can see there are a lot of issues to address with an interior wall removal. However, creating an open floor plan not only greatly improves the function of your space but it also increases your home value. We would love to help you design your new open concept space. Just give us a call. View a few of our favorite examples of open concept below.


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