Asked on Mar 13, 2020

How should I layout a 12' x 20' open space?



Remodeling childhood home. There is a load bearing wall separating living & kitchen. Am willing to bear the cost of having wall removed or opened up. House was built in 1950. Was originally 2 bedroom at 630 square feet, but my dad added a 300 square foot addition for 3rd bedroom and utility. I am disabled so anyone with knowledge of universal design would be very helpful. Thanks so much!

1 answer
  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Mar 13, 2020

    Hi Robin, opening that wall up could certainly help a lot! Even a small opening (the smaller it is the less the cost) could really improve flow without having to take the entire wall out. I saw a layout that made me think of yours where they opened up a 6 foot wide "window" into the kitchen and made it into kind of an island where the stool were basically in the living room.

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