Bud Dietrich, AIA
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Removing a bearing wall -
 

Removing a bearing wall

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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to House Planning: When You Want to Open Up a Space
Another approach is to hide the beam within the floor joists so it isn't visible when the room is finished. In this case, the existing floor joists are cut away to provide space for the new beam. This approach tends to be more costly due to the extra labor needed to trim the floor joists. Again, don't try this without help from a licensed architect or builder to evaluate the possibilities and design a solution that works for your home.More: The New, Smaller Great Room

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jules0725 added this to Kitchen Dream
May 15, 2014
Another approach is to hide the beam within the floor joists so it isn't visible when the room is finished. In this case, the existing floor joists are cut away to provide space for the new beam. This approach tends to be more costly due to the extra labor needed to trim the floor joists. Again, don't try this without help from a licensed architect or builder to evaluate the possibilities and design a solution that works for your home.
tedbixby added this to Texas
April 4, 2014
Though a steel beam is typically more costly than wood, there are situations when it's the most viable solution. In this example, the beam sits below the joists and will be below the ceiling line. The beam will then be visible in the finished room and will affect the visual and aesthetic qualities of the room.
spidey97 added this to spidey97's ideas
March 27, 2014
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nburgunder added this to Bathroom Ideas
January 8, 2014
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bellabeagle added this to Home Renovation Designs
December 7, 2013
Another approach is to hide the beam within the floor joists so it isn't visible when the room is finished. In this case, the existing floor joists are cut away to provide space for the new beam. This approach tends to be more costly due to the extra labor needed to trim the floor joists. Again, don't try this without help from a licensed architect or builder to evaluate the possibilities and design a solution that works for your home.
Luke Robinson added this to lrobinson100's ideas
November 18, 2013
Im going to be taking out 3 load bearing walls on the ground floor of my town house (garage wall to include a garage conversion, the back of the house heading in to the orangery and the wall leading to the utility room and downstairs playroom) this will mean it will be all open plan will look like it was always one huge room.
2gether added this to 2gether's Ideas
November 14, 2013
Bearing wall
Rodd added this to Rodd's House Ideas
November 11, 2013
Load Bearing Walls Another approach is to hide the beam within the floor joists so it isn't visible when the room is finished. In this case, the existing floor joists are cut away to provide space for the new beam. This approach tends to be more costly due to the extra labor needed to trim the floor joists. Again, don't try this without help from a licensed architect or builder to evaluate the possibilities and design a solution that works for your home.
a33lim added this to a33lim's ideas
October 2, 2013
Another approach is to hide the beam within the floor joists so it isn't visible when the room is finished. In this case, the existing floor joists are cut away to provide space for the new beam. This approach tends to be more costly due to the extra labor needed to trim the floor joists. Again, don't try this without help from a licensed architect or builder to evaluate the possibilities and design a solution that works for your home.
jcpc added this to jcpc's ideas
September 17, 2013
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barbkessel added this to Cottage Remodel
September 15, 2013
Load bearing joist hanger
ryanstanton added this to Kitchen Renovation
July 20, 2013
Hidden beam.
amzintx added this to Thelma Rd Ranch
May 21, 2013
Removing wall support
themasimoto added this to House renovation ideas :)
April 1, 2013
Shows a lot about open floor plan space if we ever buy a house which feels cramped
diane0603 added this to diane0603's ideas
February 12, 2013
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February 9, 2013
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21addison added this to 21addison's ideas
February 4, 2013
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January 25, 2013
Hidden beam on load bearing wall
dlee05 added this to dlee05's Ideas
January 17, 2013
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November 16, 2012
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October 30, 2012
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October 21, 2012
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jandrnelson added this to new home ideas
July 19, 2012
load baring walls- converting to open space
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June 26, 2012
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bellabeagle added this to Open floorplans
June 11, 2012
Open Floorplans
andrewdash added this to andrewdash's Favorites
December 30, 2011
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ldat added this to ldat's ideas
December 26, 2011
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katkatin added this to katkatin's ideas
December 24, 2011
Another approach is to hide the beam within the floor joists so it isn't visible when the room is finished. In this case, the existing floor joists are cut away to provide space for the new beam.
djpaige added this to djpaige's ideas
December 21, 2011
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breannes added this to Kitchen
December 21, 2011
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December 21, 2011
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December 21, 2011
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