So How’s That Kitchen Planning Coming Along, Eh?

February 18, 2010

framing, kitchen

Kitchen planning? What kitchen planning?

I thought so!

Ugh. I haven’t even mapped out the room onto graph paper or made an electrical schematic yet. :( I’m working full-time right now, and also trying to keep up my blogging ventures. Wow.

I do see the entire room, all in my mind’s eye! I have one small problem that needs to be worked out, though: there’s a tiny wall that juts out into the kitchen (the washer and dryer are in there), and I think it may be a load-bearing wall. :S It’s only a 5 foot-long section, so I am not 100% sure. The problem with renovating old homes is that you NEVER know what you’re going to discover until you start ripping things apart. *sigh*

kitcwall

Yes, the previous owners cobbed that all together. Ummm I don’t know why, either. Maybe they OD’ed on diet pills or something, does that alter the logical functioning of the brain at all?

Well, it’s just a 5-foot section of wall and it doesn’t continue anywhere else along that section of the home, so I’m not sure if it’s a load-bearing section. It DOES run perpendicular to the floor joists, and all the home experts say that walls that run perpendicular to the joists are load-bearing walls. Because I am not sure WHAT purpose the wall serves, I am loathe to remove it, just in case.

The problem is– it’s right in the center of my new kitchen. I would look awful to have a post in the middle of the room…. I want to open this room up and ditch this ugly wall… I’m kind of baffled and it’s prevented me from progressing with the design of the floorplan. :(

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