I read in a DIY book that a load bearing wall would have a double 2x4 at the top. Would the 1st 2x4 be up in the ceiling (hidden) and the other below the ceiling (visible)? I'm tearing out a wall but can't tell if it is a load bearing wall or not. I'm guessing it's not. But want to make sure. It is an opening from the living rm to the kitchen. Looks like a previous owner had cut about 4 of the 2x4 supports out of it and then built two small counters on each end of the opening. There was alot of extra wood nailed in, lots of 2x2's up near the ceiling and along the sides of the 2x4's. Just kind of all over the place. I tore out the counters and opened the whole thing up. The house is only about 24' x 22'. I'm assuming it would still have load bearing walls in it??? I'm guessing one is the living room wall and maybe the other is the bedroom wall? What's your thoughts?