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Can I Take Down Closet Walls?
Closet Wall

Closet Wall

Lee Wallender; Licensed to About.com
Yes. The front of a closet wall is typically a partition wall and is not load-bearing.

If the closet wall has a "jog," as shown in the picture, it most certainly is not load-bearing. So, the front and side of the closet can both be taken down.


These are not rules for taking down a wall; nothing here is an absolute. Rather, this article aims to provide clues for your detective work in deciding whether a wall can be removed in a one-floor house with basement. Only a licensed and experienced contractor and/or structural engineer can determine if a wall within your house can be taken down.

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