Apparently, it’s easier to move an interior wall constructed with studs and sheetrock than it is to move an exterior metal door set in a supporting wall built of cinderblock, or so my husband tells me. With no reason to not believe him, I’m eager to see the project underway…curious to see how easy moving a wall really is. At that point, I will just assume that moving the door would have been more difficult.
The scenario, in this case, is that we have a door that leads from a bedroom to the garage. It’s just one of many “unconventional” construction techniques used throughout our home. The inspector we hired, before we bought the house, seemed almost impressed by the many, many specimens of “unconventional” construction. This arrangement wouldn’t necessarily have been a problem, except that the bedroom is to be our baby’s room, and the hallway right outside her room is rather narrow, where the wall is, now. To make matters even more interesting, there’s a very large family room right next to the bedroom, but there are only tight, right angles to get into the family room, so we can get no furniture larger than a small love seat in there. We can’t even move the piano in. Therefore, something has to change, and we’ve decided to move the wall–widen the hallway, create a straight path into the family room, and elimate the pathway through the baby’s room to get to the garage.
I’m confident we’re not the first new homeowners to walk into a house full of walls in the wrong places (or is it really the doors that are in the wrong places?). For those who are more like me, it would seem much easier to shift the door to the other side of the wall. For those like my husband, the details like, well, let’s say, a supporting wall, for example, would make it obvious that the better option would be to move the non-supporting wall, rather than to mess with the wall where the door is. These are times when experience and understanding make it very worthwhile to bring in the professionals. In our case, my husband is a professional, with a great deal of experience in almost all things related to home renovation. Not everyone has that advantage, though, and for those people, there are companies like D.R. Hartman Construction, Inc. (DRHCI).
If you’re looking for someone to help you with home renovation in Bethesda, Maryland, D.R. Hartman Construction is a great option. With 30 years’ experience in the field, this is a family company that promises to do their best to meet your needs–customer satisfaction is right there at the top of their priority list. Working with the Design Build system for renovation, D.R. Hartman Construction is a Potomac home remodeler that will work with you, from the planning and design phase of your project, all the way through to the end, adding the finishing touches.
Not only do they know to look out for things like supporting wall, they also can recommend showrooms for their customers to peruse the possibilities and choose the finishing materials they want to use. This Bethesda contractor can help you get started in the right direction to tweaking your home to be just the way you want it to be.