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Roach356, Home Buyer in Bradenton, FL

How much does it typically cost to knock down a 10ft wall? We want to open up our kitchen and want to know about what we are looking for in price.

Asked by Roach356, Bradenton, FL Sat May 5, 2012

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You haven't gotten any answers yet because there are so many variables that an estimate is not possible without seeing it. Even then, surprises come up!

A wall touches the ceiling, floor, and another wall - all of which will need to be blended, repaired, or replaced.

A wall contains electrical outlets and wiring, sometimes plumbing, and in my personal experience an old chimney (Surprise!!).

Opening up a wall is often worthwhile from an enjoyment aspect, and market appeal when it comes time to sell. It takes pros on site to estimate how the renovation will work out from a return on investment angle.

All the Best,

Sandals Realty
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon May 7, 2012

The removal of the wall itself can likely be done in a couple of hours if it's not a "load bearing" wall and doesn't involve electrical and plumbing rerouting. This shouldn't be too costly because you aren't involving any specifically trained tradesman.

Now once you have the wall out and you start tinkering with electricity, plumbing, dry walling, counters, etc. it can become more costly.

The fact that we have no idea of the configuration of your room and what your specific plans may be prevents responders from being able to provide you with specific information you require.

Hope this is helpful,

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 14, 2013
There's no "typical" cost. You need a contractor to come in and determine if the wall is load bearing and if so what size header would be required to support the load above. There will be electrical and perhaps plumbing lines that may need to be rerouted. There may be flooring issues to consider. Every job is different, and for this reason there no way to get an approximate cost online.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 14, 2013
It's best to contact a qualified contractor for that. If it's a load bearing wall it could be more because a support header will need to be added. As Jim said, there are lots of variables. If you need a reference to some good contractors feel free to contact us.

Jen and Mark Bowman
Keller Williams Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 14, 2013
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