Open concept designs are becoming more and more popular these days. Clients are choosing to knock down walls in order to eliminate tight cramped rooms which in turn create a more open and inviting space. Whether you want to make the kitchen open to the rest of the main floor, combine two bedrooms to create a stunning master bedroom, or knock down the wall between the dining and living rooms to make space for a great room, the possibilities are endless.
Open Concept Design: Not DIY-Friendly
Creating an open concept design by changing your existing home floor plan is not without complications. Some walls are load-bearing which means that they carry the structural weight of your home. Removing or modifying a load-bearing wall without the proper vigilance can compromise the structural stability of your home and lead to disaster.
The Solution: Load-Bearing Beam
If you are planning an open concept design or any other home renovation project that involves the removal or modification of a load-bearing wall, give us a call. We specialize in these types of beam installations working with our structural engineer, and we have the technical knowledge, equipment, and extensive experience to safely and expertly install a structural beam. A load-bearing beam runs across the ceiling and shoulders the necessary weight to keep the structure stable while creating a fresh open concept to your home.
Installing a load-bearing wall is too important and precise to do as a DIY project. In tearing down the walls to create the open space, you may also have to navigate around existing electrical, plumbing, or ductwork. Understandably, there can be great homeowner pride by doing the renovation on your own be it laying down new flooring or painting walls with fresh paint and new colors. However if the structural integrity or mechanical systems of your home are in any way involved, it’s time to call in the pros.
Whether you simply need help from the experts to install a load-bearing beam while you test your DIY skills with the rest of the project, or whether you want comprehensive interior finishing services, Prism Interiors is the company of choice for homeowners in Calgary. At Prism Interiors we also specialize in decorative beam installations, intricate custom columns, wainscoting, and wall and ceiling details. Give us a call at (403) 242-6121 to learn more!