Interior Wall Removal
Many homes built in Northern Virginia before the 1990’s seemed to be designed with small rooms. Many homeowners would like to remove walls in their homes to enhance, and modernize the living space. We can pull the permits and remove both party or load bearing walls . As contractors we can turnkey the complete job from wall removal, flooring, framing, drywall, and painting. Some walls in your home may be load bearing and will need to have a engineer design a plan to reinforce the removed wall. Fairfax contractor as a building company cannot only supply the engineer, plans, but actually execute and pass all inspections to complete your wall removal. Homes built in the 70s, and 80s in Northern Virginia tended to be cut up into smaller rooms. If you looked it. Modern-day homes being built, they are built on it open floor plan, many people would like to remodel their older homes and change the layout so that they emulate the styles of today. At Fairfax Contractor are designers can take existing walls, and design a floor plan for your home that gives it a much more open feeling. The problem in removing existing walls in your home include relocation of HVAC ductwork that may be running through those walls, plumbing, and relocating electrical wires. We have the personnel that can legally reroute wiring, plumbing, and ductwork so that those interior walls can be removed.
Considerations When Removing A Interior Wall
So you want to create an open floor plan in your 30-year-old home, what problems could you be facing? One of the biggest problems in removing a interior wall, is what is going to replace flooring where the walls removed. If the room is carpeted, or has hardwood flooring you may have to replace the entire carpeting to enlarge that room. If the floors in your home are constructed of hardwood. It is possible that we can install hardwood flooring that would be tied in to your existing hardwood flooring to match perfectly. To accomplish patching in hardwood floor, where a wall has been replaced, we need to determine what type of wood, and size of hardwood was used originally in the construction of your home. Once that determination of the type of flooring used has been made. We can toenail in solid hardwood flooring to match your existing floors, the problem becomes, stating all the floors to match so that no one can see that is a patch job. This may require stripping, sending and refinishing all the hardwood floors in that particular room. Another consideration if you removing a interior wall, is to replace the entire flooring system in the area where the wall is to be removed. The choices for new flooring include, ceramic tile, new carpeting, laminated or engineered flooring, or brand-new hardwood flooring. This particular consideration can greatly increase the cost of removing a interior wall. One other problem that can come up, is repainting the areas where the interior wall has been removed. Certainly there will be drywall work done to repair the areas that were disturbed during the construction process. Once the new drywall has been installed, where the wall was removed, it needs to be repainted. Do you have the brand and color of the wall paint that was used to originally paint that room. In many cases, if you’re organized, you will have the paint color and manufacture of the paint was used for the ceilings and walls in that particular room. If not trying to match the paint, is going to be almost an impossible job. To make the interior wall replacement project come out in a professional way. All of the rooms that are associated with the wall removal may need to be repainted.
Where We Work
Fairfax contractor works in the Northern Virginia Counties including Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County VA.. We also do remodeling projects in the following Fairfax County cities including Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Clifton, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Kingstown, Langley, Lake Barcroft, Lorton, McLean, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Oak Hill, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Tyson’s Corner, and the Vienna, Virginia. Fairfax Contractor also is licensed to do work in Arlington County, including the cities of Arlington Forest, Ballston Crossings, Cherrydale, Claremont, Rivercrest, Westover, and Yorktown, Virginia. In Loudoun County we install all types of home improvement projects in the cities of Ashburn, Aldie, Bristow, Dulles, Countryside, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, South Riding, and Stone Ridge Virginia. And finally we work in the cities of, Prince William County, including Dumfries, Dale City, Gainesville, Haymarket, Lake Manassas, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Manassas Park, Occoquan, Triangle, York Shire, and Woodbridge Virginia.