Question: We have a typical split level built in the mid-seventies and would like to remove the wall between the kitchen and the adjacent dining room. Is this a possibility?
Answer: In most split levels built during this time period the builder used trusses for the roof framing. As a result, it is usually verily easy to remove the wall structurally. If common rafters were used, then it can become a little more difficult if this wall is the bearing wall. In 95% of the homes I’ve seen this wall is not structural. The main issues are if the plumbing, heating or electrical is running through this wall. Then these must be rerouted. If you can’t tell, call your local remodeling specialist, and he can give you some advice.
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