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Tia, Home Buyer in cali

how much does it cost to knock down a wall to a connecting bedroom?

Asked by Tia, cali Sat May 17, 2008

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a licensed contractor could tell you by looking in the attic or if you are a 2 story home examine the wall itself. If it is load bearing you can still do it but you must build a beam to support the load once the existing wall is removed. The alternative is to widen a doorway to create the feel of an open room. The cost is minimal if it is not load bearing. The clean up is the worst part. Of course there is a concern of the floor. If you are in an older home with hardwoods you are going to have a difficult time putting down new floor where there was none and getting it to match.
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You will need to speak to a contractor.

Have a great day;

Christina Solorzano;
CEO & SR Credit & Mortgage Consultant of
Everlasting Credit
Ex-Mortgage Broker of more than 10 years
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 7, 2013
It really depends on who you hire to do it. I would recommed you talk to a licensed Contractor and investigate if weight bearing or if you may need a permit.

If you need a referral for a great contractor please let me know

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Michael Barron
First Team Real Estate
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 18, 2008
well I usually take out the wall and wait a bit... If the ceilng sags more than four inches I cut the studs a bit shorter and walkaway...
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It could cost you a lot more than you think, to the value of your home. Talk to a local Realtor first and make sure it's a good idea. I had a client combine two bedrooms for a weird shaped master. It didn't help the value of his home, it hurt.
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I've done a few remodels....if the wall is not loadbearing, it's just labor and tieing off any electric. This is something that can be done by nearly anyone, and if it's your home, any electrical work can be done by the homeower if to NEC or local code is more strict, which is typically pretty remedial. The hardest part is making the two rooms 'match', as walls and ceilings may not line up exactly and drywall will be missing where the wall studs once stood along each outer wall. A good source for performing anything like this is actually a large 'home improvement' hardcover book at the big box homecenters (Lowe's, Home Depot) or a major bookstore.
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It depends. If it's load bearing, it will be $$$. If it's just for design, it's very easy. A little dry wall patching is the majority of the work.
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