Our house had so much potential when we moved in. One thing is wasn't lacking were doors. There were three doors separating the rooms in the main living quarters (family room, dining room, and hallway). We obviously wanted to eliminate the heavy doors to cut back on squished fingers and toes. Once the doors were gone everything was wonderful, however we still had the center load bearing wall that was completely cutting off the open floor plan potential.
Here are a few photos of us removing our load bearing walls.
The first thing we did was remove our wood paneling. Here is what it looked like in case you need a before visual.
Here is what the other side of the blue wood paneled wall looked like.
When all the wood paneling was removed we moved onto the insulation. The removal of both the wood paneling and insulation left us with the 2x4 studs. Since this was a load bearing wall we had to build temporary walls out of 2x4's to support the roof while we installed the LVL beams. Once the LVL beams were placed and installed, we could remove the temporary walls. Excited to show you some progress update on this space. We're currently looking for the perfect couches to fill our family room. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading!