Saturday, December 31, 2005

Be careful in there!

On House Detective (9:30 AM EST on HGTV) today, a ceiling joist of the home being inspected was twisting because someone had removed part of a wall to make a doorway larger--way larger!  Think twice about removing walls to make homes look more open.


Anonymous said...

That's a needed warning--many home owners have removed walls in their homes only to find that they had removed a load bearing wall.  

Anonymous said...

In Home Remodeling and Makeovers (Woman's Day Specials; Vol. XV, #5), when architects removed a wall in a kitchen remodel, instead of hiding a support beam, they reinforced the original wood studs with a length of salvaged railroad track.