Cost to remove a load bearing wall?

Question Icon
Posted by: from Calgary
11/14/2014 at 12:47:06 AM

I'm thinking of removing a load bearing wall that is separating my living room from my kitchen. My home was built in the 70's and the wall that would be removed has the kitchen plumbing in it.

My husband and I are fairly handy and would like to keep the costs as low as possible by doing as much as we can, within reason and safety of course.

At this time I'm only looking for a rough estimate for what this would cost but also what sort of trades persons we would need?

Thank you so much,


User Icon
Date/Time11/14/2014 at 9:44:15 PM

What is the size of the wall first off?

Also, plumbing would have to be re-routed to a different location, so a plumber for sure will be needed.

Flooring is pretty simple to patch, so nothing too serious there that would require a professional of any trade.

Now being a load bearing wall, a post may be required to help reduce the stress from the top of the home preventing any possibilities of a collapse in the future, so some framing would be required.

If for any reason there may be some electrical within the wall, some electrical would be required also.

A Few Good Men Construction and Services.

User Icon
Steve in Woodbridge
Date/Time11/15/2014 at 8:22:51 AM

I just had this done to 4 walls in my house last month and 2 walls in the past. Cost was about 6k$ for 14 feet and 12 feet wall (that was 8 years ago). Last month they charged me $16.5k for 4 walls ranging from 14 to 20 feet. It was using steel beams so a bit more expensive than lvl or wood. Hvac, electrical, and plumbing I did myself. Best money I spent though as structural is the most important. Don't forget the eng. drawings range from 500 to 1000$.

User Icon
Lyda in Laval
Date/Time9/18/2015 at 12:54:48 AM


We recently replaced an interior wall separating our living room and replaced it with a glass wall. We hired a professional service in Toronto Healthy Environmental for the demolition of interior wall. You should contact a 2-3 service group and request a quote then decide on who to hire.

Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.

It appears you may be located in the US

TrustedPros is designed to deliver results targeted to your location.

Get Free Estimates

Post your project and compare offers from top-rated pros.