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How to Remove Interior Walls

Demolishing interior walls to make a larger room is a delicate process. Learn how to remove interior walls with these easy step-by-step instructions.

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  • Time


  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Check for Obstructions

Punch a hole with a hammer into the wall, pull off a piece of drywall and check for any electrical or other obstructions.

Step 2: Remove the Drywall

With a six inch blade in a reciprocating saw, make a vertical cut from ceiling down (Image 1).

Score the ceiling with a utility knife to make it a clean break (Image 2).

Pull the drywall off in pieces, using a crow bar when necessary (Image 3).

Step 3: Remove the Studs

Then, cut through the studs around the door with a reciprocating saw with a nine inch blade (Image 1).

Knock out the studs with a hammer and pull out the header (Image 2).