Ask Jake: Working Around Load Bearing Walls

 Jake,

I want to make a large opening between my kitchen & dining room. I do not want to tear down the whole wall. Does it matter if this is a load bearing wall? I'm also worried about electrical wires. My husband is a good handyman, but do you think he should tackle this job?

-Hilda

Hilda,

Yes, it does make a big difference if the wall is a load bearing wall.

SDR Basement Remodel Featured on Schutte Lumber Co. Blog

Schloegel Design Remodel would like to thank Schutte Lumber Co. for featuring us on their blog site. In their post titled ‘Remodeling Success with Distressed Wood Beams,’ Schutte Lumber Co. featured a basement remodel that was completed by SDR. We actually featured the basement remodel here on our blog back in August in our ‘Lower Level Living’ post.