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kitcheng33k
Expanding a room through an exterior wall

My house is brick facade and a previous owner enclosed the carport to make a sunken den, but I want to punch through the exterior wall into that den and expand the small bedroom into a master bedroom and bath. I'd love to be able to cut out what is essentially the exterior wall for the entire width of the room, right at 12 feet. this room is in the back corner of the house. Can that much of the exterior wall be safely removed and supported without any supports showing in the middle to break up the room? I'll be asking professionals to do the work, I just want to know if it's possible before I have someone tell me they can do it and then screw up my house. If it can be done, what's the proper way, so I'll know if the guy I hire knows what he's talking about.

Thanks,
Derik

dj1
Re: Expanding a room through an exterior wall

Consult an architect, before you let any contractor break your exterior walls.

Gizmo
Re: Expanding a room through an exterior wall

Almost anything can be done for the right price!

canuk
Re: Expanding a room through an exterior wall
Gizmo wrote:

Almost anything can be done for the right price!

Diito that.
An engineer will be needed to specify the correct method and materials.

jkirk
Re: Expanding a room through an exterior wall

ive done a ton of these. definitely get teh architect and engineer.
usually it involves doing the foundation and building the addition first then breaking modifying the existing
setting up a temporary wall to support the floor system. from there cutting out the wall then setting a 2 or 3ply lvl beam which gets posted down to the foundation.

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ericburns4
Re: Expanding a room through an exterior wall

Yes, one of my friends did this in his house. He also expanded a bedroom to cover some garden-porch part & converted it into master bedroom with bath. But yes you could definitely seek an expert’s advice for this. Don’t allow any contractor break your wall before you are satisfied with the proposed plan.

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