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The Pros and Cons to Having a Wall Removed in Your Home

Here at Charmley Construction, one of the things we specialise in is structural alterations. Though this entails a whole variety of different transformations that you can make within your home, something that a lot of people like to look into and know more about, is having a wall removed. 

Having a wall removed in your home is sometimes a lot more complicated than it may seem. For a start, this has to be structurally possible within the building. However, having a wall removed does bring a lot of benefits. There are a few disadvantages, but ultimately it comes down to what you are looking to achieve by having a wall removed. 

So, we thought we would tell you a little bit more about what goes into this process, as well as the pros and cons of having a wall removed in your home…

 

Pros

When it comes to removing a wall in your home, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. There are so many great advantages and it is something that can completely transform the format of your whole interior. 

When you remove a wall, it opens up the inside of your home and generally makes it more open plan. For some, this may be a more practical layout and also provide a better social area to enjoy with family and friends. Furthermore, it also makes your interior brighter as more light can pass through as it is not being blocked by a wall in the middle.  

A lot of people opt for having a wall knocked through because of the way it opens up the interior and makes their home feel bigger. It is not surprising why this appeals to people, and having a wall knocked through is the perfect way to achieve this as it creates the illusion of more space. Though there is a small amount of extra space from removing a wall, essentially all you are doing is connecting two rooms with no wall in between, which as a result makes it feel a lot bigger because it’s a more open space.

Furthermore, where you choose to have a wall removed is up to you and it is down to what the purpose is. For example, you could have a wall removed that stands in between two small bedrooms. This would of course mean that those two rooms could become one bigger bedroom, which could be a lot more practical for you and your circumstances.

Having a wall removed won’t impact the value of your property, either. This is because there are pros and cons to it. For some people, they would like the idea of a more open plan home, whereas others might be put off that you may now have two bedrooms instead of three for example. 

 

Cons

Every home is unique, and so whether it is practically possible to have a particular wall removed differs from property to property. Generally, there are people like ourselves who are professionally trained and capable of removing just about any wall, however sometimes this may be dangerous to the structure of the building. Therefore, when considering having a wall removed you must always consult a professional and seek advice. 

One of the disadvantages to having a wall removed, is that you may have slightly less privacy. For example if your living room is in the front of your house, and you are planning to knock down the wall that connects the living room to the dining room which is at the back of the house, it means that people will be able to see right through. Furthermore, if there are multiple family members in the house, there is less space to go off and have your own privacy as the rooms will be connected and open. 

Another disadvantage if you are planning to have a specific wall removed is that it must be approved and it is not always guaranteed that it will be possible. To some this could be disheartening if they had planned how they wanted everything to look, as it means that this is not practically possible. 

 

Overall, having a wall removed in your home is a great way to completely transform the structure of the interior and make your home feel brand new. It provides endless opportunities for experimenting with the design.

If you would like to know more or are looking into getting a wall knocked through in your home, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help!

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