I have a problem with this wall angleing too far into my kitchen.
When it was built they did not leave enough room for a side by side fridge.
Its 3-4 inches to narrow. I want to move the wall out to be in a straight line with the hallway.
It will leave enough room for a small broom closet next to the fridge.
Behind this angled wall, there is the master bedroom closet and the kitchen.
I want to leave it there and attach the new wall to it, if that makes any sence. The wall would stop at the end of the broom closet. See pics please.
Any suggestions on how to procede?
The fridge is just inside the kitchen entryway to the left. I had to remove the trim from the entryway and baseboards just to wedge it in the space. It sticks out about 1 foot from the edge of the counter.
Will you relocate the HVAC air return shown?
I assume the vertical member is load-bearing so it can't be moved. How will this go cosmetically with the wall that it is part of, if that wall is moved?
This problem likely falls into the category of 'over constrained' and so all of the solutions will have downsides.
People who solve these kinds of problems for a living would say the first step is to list all possible reasonable options, including and besides moving the wall.
Make the cased opening larger and install a panel on the fridge side where the opening gets enlarged.
This will give you at least 4 inches and no wall work, just more trim and a panel.
You could even install a bookcase on that side with the flag picture, to get away from the contrived look.
I think I would stay under the HVAC vent (make a shelf). Kill everything with a saws all thats in the way of what you want (excluding wires) and frame up anything thats missing. After that just add drywall and trim. Am I being a bit simplistic?