Open plan living area – facilitate the movement in your home
Have you made up a more open life for 2014? Then, tearing down a wall is probably on your list. It looks sometimes so simple: you tear down the wall and you have a much wider area.
Depending on where the wall is located, and what is there for a material in there, this challenge can also prove quite large. Here are some things you should take into consideration.
Why should you make such a change in the architecture
Most of the time to create therefore a more open plan and a more modern layout. You could therefore facilitate the movement in the apartment and make it brighter.
One of the reasons also often occurring. is to create a transition and more seats.
Here we see an example from LA, where it has demolished the wall to open the kitchen to the dining room. The peninsula provides more seat and work.
To tear down the wall and you have a much wider area
Who should you hire
That depends on the structure of the wall and all the things which are therein contained. You must check whether there are water pipes or electrical cables.
Probably you must consult an architect, so that it avoids risks. You will save money by investing in the expert opinion. The architect Jeffrey Veffer says that. The removal of the entire wall will change the character of the room completely in most cases. It is often a good idea to keep some parts of the wall.
Check You with an expert
Other things that you must take into consideration
Tearing down walls in rooms on a floor is much easier than in those on two floors. The cost will be quite different in the process of reconstruction, or at a later date.
Still you must get no matter whether it is load-bearing wall or not, an expert in all cases.
The expert will tell you what will happen to the ceiling and the floor after tearing down the wall. You can traverse difficult for example a regular hardwood floor over the entire surface.
Connect the kitchen to the dining room
In some cases, reaching good results by adjusting the pieces, but they are never perfect. You must be so aware that then the carpet can be the only perfect-looking solution.
Tear down the wall – advantages and disadvantages
The contents of the architecture of the walls
This is a fundamental problem with tearing down the walls. You must set up new water, gas or electricity and it’s usually much expert work. Sometimes stuck there too many surprises. Veffer had a case with a building from the 20s, where he discovered an unused gas pipe. A specialist had to remove it then.
Basic problems with tearing down a wall
How long does a project
This kind of change in the architecture of your home may take up to two weeks. That includes but does not work on the floor and on the ceiling, will be made after that.
Take enough time
Certainly you must get such, because tearing down walls can be very harmful for the entire construction circumstances. Consult with the appropriate authorities.
The best time for the realization of such a project
Best, tearing off the walls along with the redesign of the soils should be carried out. The whole thing is connected also with a lot of dust and noise. In the summer you can escape easier in the open before! Otherwise, the possibility for the stay at the hotel whereas must pull.
At the end you will be but satisfied, because the whole effort is worth