Transforming your living space by knocking down internal walls is an efficient solution to increasing your living area, allowing light inside or to remaking the interior design of your home. Removing a complete set of wall demands professionalism and experience, that’s why it’s better to have a professional builder or engineer on board for the project.
Before Removing a Wall
Demolishing an internal wall that has been in your home for a long time demands a structured and accurate approach. You need to consider the upper level of your home and how removing the wall may affect the strength of the house. Are there electrical wires or plumbing present inside the wall? This is another issue to take into account before knocking down an internal wall.
However, the best option remains hiring an experienced engineer who will be able to remove the wall while ensuring your house remains stable and strong. And the cost will vary with the wall! A bigger wall will cost more in terms of materials and labor to knock down.
After Removing a Wall
Once the wall is removed, the ceiling will need to be patched with a strip of drywall. New anchors and mud will need to be added to hold the upper walls of the room and you may add another layer of mud, for strength, and paint as well.