Removing Walls to Open Up Living Area

By: Danny Lipford

If you’re not able to expand your existing living area, then consider taking out an interior wall to open the area up and make it feel larger than it really is. To replace any storage space that’s lost in the process, line one of the remaining walls with cabinets. Tall dressers or wardrobes are another way to replace lost closet space while giving the room a more open feel.


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    Thomas Boni Says:
    February 4th, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Hi, Janie!
    Converting your atrium sounds like a great project to enhance your home.
    We recommend submitting questions involving unique situations like yours to the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.
    Please use this form to contact Danny Lipford, America’s Home Expert, directly:
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  • Janie Hill Says:
    February 3rd, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    We are considering converting our atrium, with dirt as the “floor,” into a usable living space. One wall has a patio door for entrance into the atrium, while the other 3 walls have 2 windows each. It is located next to the dining area, on one side,the living area on another side, and tiled walkways on the other 2 sides.
    I believe we will need to pour the concrete floor before we eliminate the windows and walls. What do you suggest?

  • Degloria Lathers Says:
    April 18th, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    I want to open my carport to make it a part of my living room. Want to know the steps in performing this task.

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Removing Walls to Open Up Living Area