Removing a load-bearing wall and replacing it with a beam is significantly different from removing interior non-load bearing walls. Load-bearing walls are structural elements that help support the weight of the house. Non-load bearing walls, also called partition walls, do not support loads from above and are simply there to divide spaces.
The goal of most wall removal projects is to connect rooms and create a more open floor plan. Removing a wall can also bring more light into the area and create a better flow.
If you're considering removing a wall to open up a room hire a contractor, Steve's Home Services to help you determine if there are some core issues you must address first.
Last November we hired Steve and his crew from Steve’s Home services to do a complete remodel of our main living areas of our home. This included the bathroom, 2nd bathroom, kitchen, family and living room. They installed new wood floors in a lot of areas, tile floor in bathroom, tile inlay in entry, and a pony wall by front entry. Two main walls were removed between the family and living areas. A full kitchen tear out and everything new was installed including the cabinets. They are a wonderful personable group of hard working contractors to work with. Their work is top quality! We had them in our home for about 5 weeks. We didn’t have to move out because they cleaned up everyday and protected our furniture with coverings. We will hire them again for phase 2 to remodel our master bathroom.
- Gail Johnson. 1/7/2020
They stand behind all the work and offer the best pricing. Give them a call to experience true customer care and appreciation
- Steve Young. 1/14/2019
Great service, quality work, friendly staff, I recommend this company to anyone who has home improvement projects!! Good quality work and affordable! This company really does anything and everything you need done around your house, there is nothing they can't do!
- Joelle Litch. 10/5/2018
Hired Steve's home services to enclose and finish my back deck. The work was excellent. The people were courteous and professional. They kept me informed and were always on schedule. I would definitely use Steve's again.
- Jerry Riney. 2/24/2018
This is a fair contractor and one with good intentions. He also guarantees his work!
- Steve Young. 8/12/2017
Steve (owner) & Ryan of Steve's Home Services came to my rental home to tackle a list of 11 items I'd provided. They did everything from: remounting a bathtub splash guard, snaking a slow draining sink, troubleshooting 2 non-working lights & outlet that turned out to be wired backwards & required total rewiring inside the wall, fixing a front gate, securing a loose metal handrail, to jacking up a dangerously sagging carport roof & resupporting with large sunken beams. These guys were AMAZING, and stayed well past dark to get the job finished. Great attitudes, hardworking, took the time to talk & listen to my concerns. I'm going to recommend them to my Mother (not to mention anyone else who needs work done)! Oh...and they said they do remodeling -- if only I owned my own home!
- Julie Sapadin. 7/29/2013
I hired Steve to do a small job in my downtown Seattle condo. He came today and did that one and two more. Very nice to have around. Efficient and great at what he does. He fixed an interior door that has been broken and bugging me for 5 years. I was ready to yank it and replace it with a curtain. I asked him to look at it and the next thing I knew, he'd fixed it! I'm starting now on my Steve list of all the other things that need done around here. Great find. If you need something fixed, call Steve. Really.