Is your kitchen feeling cramped for space? Ready to switch to a more open floor plan? Most modern-day homes are designed with open concept kitchens that allow for families to gather in the heart of the home or sit and interact nearby in an adjacent dining area. However, older homes have clearly defined kitchen and dining areas that create a more cramped feeling.

If you don’t want to leave the home you love but want to open up the space between your kitchen and dining room, or your kitchen and living room, removing the wall standing in between the two is the best way to make your existing space feel larger and more inclusive. As an award-winning kitchen dining room wall removal contractor, The Lifestyle Group has years of experience completing kitchen renovations that include wall removal.

A Process You Can Trust

When you choose The Lifestyle Group for your kitchen wall removal project, you can have peace of mind knowing you’ll be working with a team of experts who will guide you through the process from start to finish. Whether you have your own ideas and vision or need input from our general contractors and designers, we will help you decide what plan best suits your needs based on a few factors.

Load-bearing Walls vs Non-load-bearing Walls

We will always evaluate the load situation of your home before any section of a wall is removed. A load-bearing wall supports whatever is above your remodel project, making it an important structural piece of your home. Removing a load-bearing wall requires extra steps, sometimes including an evaluation from a structural engineer to ensure your home is not comprised by a structural problem when the opening sizes become very large. Our structural engineer has on occasion provided us the guidance we needed to design the best, most open floor plan for you.

If you have a wall that is not load-bearing, there are different factors that need to be taken into consideration. Removing a standard wall between the kitchen and another room will result in a visible ceiling gap that needs to be covered. Our team of professionals will complete the ceiling repairs and paint your ceiling until we reach a natural breaking point where the repair disappears and the entire ceiling appears uninterrupted.

Working Around Mechanicals

Removing a wall and creating an open concept floor plan in any living space requires the consideration of the location of mechanicals. Creating an open space with finished areas above it requires working around the plumbing, heating and cooling, and electrical that runs through the walls. We often find these unwanted surprises when we open the wall. If you have mechanicals in the way, our team at The Lifestyle Group can get you a price to move the unwanted items so your kitchen wall removal project can move forward.

Start Your Next Project with Us 

If you’re ready to remove a wall between your kitchen and dining room, The Lifestyle Group can design and create solutions that will infuse a renewed sense of pride in your home and serve your family’s needs for years to come. We’ve completed kitchen wall removal projects for clients all over Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel, Zionsville, Westfield, Noblesville and beyond, and would be honored to help you enhance your home. 

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