It wasn’t until the turn of the century that open floor plans started becoming increasingly popular among homeowners.
The unfortunate problem with many older homes is a majority of floor plans have smaller, pre-designated rooms that are separated by many walls.
One of the more popular concepts we have seen come to light with these older, enclosed homes is the tearing down of walls. Now this type of investment can become costly based on a variety of different factors, but is definitely worth quoting if you are wanting to make a dramatic change to your home.
One area that has been closed off in many older homes is the kitchen. Over the last 50 years, this area has become the focal point of any party and is a perfect place to entertain your guests, but having a walled off area makes this nearly impossible.
Taking down a wall or two and joining your kitchen with your living room and/or your dining room will create an immense space that will make you home feel much larger than it actually is.
Electrical wiring and duct work can be moved rather easily, but if there is a load bearing wall that needs to be addressed, then your cost will be much higher, but not enough to break the bank.
A contractor or engineer will be able to address this issue for you. After the walls have been removed, it is nothing more than patching in your floor, adding some drywall and once everything is painted – you have a totally new concept!