I live in Massachusetts and just recently bought a house. There is a wall in between my kitchen and my living room and I would like to open up a portion of the wall. The wall is load bearing. Im guessing the wall is around 10 or 11 feet long and I am looking to take out roughly 5 feet of it. I am a very handy person and would have no issue doing the job myself but I am struggling as to what is considered code in Massachusetts for framing up an opening like I mentioned. I have framed doors before and have no issues creating a header and so forth, I just dont know what the paticulars are to ensure it passes inspection. Can anyone help me with this?