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October 11, 2021

Remove a Load-Bearing Wall to Transform Your Kitchen


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Are you wanting to remove a load-bearing wall in your kitchen to create an open floor plan? If so, you are in good company. We hear from homeowners every day that are interested in opening their floor plan to bring the kitchen and living room together. Many of them share similar reasons for wanting to transform their kitchen.

Open Concept Kitchen – Reasons to Remove a Load-Bearing Wall

See if any of these reasons to remove a load-bearing wall resonate with you:

1. Make better use of your space.

Modern life has changed the way we use the space in our homes. For example, many homeowners no longer use their formal dining room. That doesn’t mean they never sit down for dinner with their families. But they mostly do so in a less formal way, such as at the table off from the main part of the kitchen.

When you remove the load-bearing wall between your kitchen and formal dining room, you gain a lot of extra space. That space becomes available for whatever you think is most important, like a kitchen island, a pantry, or some other use.

2. See what the kids are up to.

For parents with young children, it can be challenging to try to cook a meal and watch the kids. That’s especially true if you have a wall between the kitchen and the living room. But if you take out that load-bearing wall between the kitchen and the living room, you get a clear view of what’s going on. You can quickly glance in their direction periodically and even give encouragement or instructions without stopping what you are doing.

3. Improve natural lighting.

Getting sunlight into your kitchen can be difficult if your windows and floor plan are not right. One benefit that many clients enjoy when we remove load-bearing walls is the added light. If you have a big picture window in your living room and you want that light to hit the kitchen, removing the wall in between is the way to do it.

Fewer walls in your open floor plan also allow natural light to penetrate from all windows in the area to the rest of the rooms, not necessarily just the kitchen.

Open Up Your Kitchen Floor Plan Today!

We know that load-bearing wall removal can be intimidating. It’s not nearly as simple as taking out a non-load-bearing wall. Fortunately, Load Bearing Pros has extensive experience in this area. We can make it happen and we can make it happen fast. All we need is a little information from you and some time to plan, and we can take that wall out and replace it with a beam. We can often do it in just a day!

If you have questions about load-bearing wall removal in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas, please give us a call at (385) 300-8322 or complete our online form for a free bid.