Home Building Success 101 – Moving Walls


How difficult is it to move a wall to enlarge a room?


That depends. If it’s a non-structural blank wall—one that doesn’t support structural loads from the roof or second story, and doesn’t include doors, windows, or plumbing—moving it slightly is usually a simple job. If the wall has doors, windows, or pipes, however, the change can be more time-consuming and costly. A structural load-bearing wall is the most difficult and most expensive type to move.