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wenchyweslie 02-07-2012 10:13 PM

Cinder block house-need some help
 
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I am a first time home buyer and the house I am buying is a small cinder block fixer upper. It has 2 small bedrooms that I want to merge into one large bedroom with a nice big reach in closet. From what I can see of the joists, they run from the front door to back door and are 12" apart. The bedrooms are roughly 10ft by 10ft, the hallway is 3ft by 7 & 1/2 ft. In the image I have attached is a good description of what I want to do. What I need help with is figuring out if I can safely remove the wall sections I am wanting to without damaging the structural integrity of the house. Any suggestions?


inspectorD 02-14-2012 04:56 AM

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Or, I know this is not what you want, but removing a bedroom will limit your resale value.
here is a less expensive idea, remove the doors to both bedrooms and put a single door in the hallway opening, Then you have a sleeping area and a dressing area where most of the other furniture goes. dressers, new closet shelves............... Laundry.........
just another idea, and removable, and really less expensive with better stuff!!



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