Carpet Installation Company: Knock Down Walls for an Improved Floor Plan
You won’t be alone if you’re considering removing a wall between your kitchen and an adjoining room this year, because it remains one of the hottest trends in home remodeling for 2014. There are several benefits to knocking down a wall in your home, but you also need to keep a few things in mind to have a surprise-free project. The best time to complete this project is when you are going to replace the flooring in the area anyway, since the easiest way to cover the transition from one room to the next is with new flooring.
Wide Open Spaces
The allure of removing a wall in your home is the open floor plan that results. An open floor plan makes small homes seem larger, influences how natural light pours into your home and improves traffic flow options. If taking down an entire wall isn’t possible, many homeowners find that creating a pass through, in some cases 6 feet or larger, or adding an interior window from one room to another may offer many of the same benefits.
Load or No Load?
It’s best to consult with a professional before wielding a sledgehammer, because if the wall you want to remove is a load-bearing wall, you will not be able to remove it without making a plan to re-distribute the weight it carries. Sometimes there are no other options but to keep the wall as is. It’s certainly better to be safe than sorry, and find out what you’re dealing with prior to demolition. In general, it’s easier to remove a wall in a one-story home and if it’s not a load-bearing wall, it’s a project that can be done by a weekend warrior.
Beware of What’s Hidden
Oftentimes, it’s what’s included within the walls—plumbing, electrical, heating, vents and such—that wreak the most havoc on your remodel project. In the majority of cases, it’s difficult even for professionals to assess what they will run into without viewing the original blueprints of the home. If your wall has lines for plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems, experts in each trade may need to re-route those lines.
As Good as New
The final stage of your wall removal is to ensure a clean transition at the ceiling and the floor where a wall once stood. Carpet is typically the easiest to install and covers imperfections; smooth texture on the ceiling is the easiest to match to go seamlessly from one room to another.
How to Use This Information
Sloane’s Carpet Secret is an expert Denver carpet installation company that would be happy to assist you in picking out flooring that enhances your new open floor plan. Contact us online or call 303-300-9555 and tell us all about your project and how we can help you.
What wall in your home have you considered removing? What has stopped you?