If moving walls is in your plan, there are
several things to consider. You want to consider what is in the wall. Is there electric in
the wall? Is there plumbing in the wall? Where is it? Where can you move it? Can you take
it out? What would be the steps to take it out? And also, is the wall a supporting wall?
This area is a perfect example of a wall that we moved. This area right here was a back
porch. This was a cement porch and we made it into an entry alcove. This low hanging
area is the space of what was the back porch. This right here was the exterior wall. What
we did, because this was an exterior wall and a supporting wall, in order to remove
that, was my husband put three 2x12s together to make a supporting beam and then he put
that beam across where the wall was supporting the house and put it in beam pockets that
he made in this wall and in this wall. We added that beam before we sheetrocked it and
taped and floated it. Moving walls is no small feat. If it’s a supporting wall especially,
you will need either a very good professional home builder, or you may even have to consult
an engineer or an architect.