THe master bedroom in my 1927 house is small and I realized that there is another 3′ of space in a small closet behind the bed that runs the length of the room. Currently there is a 2×4 wall separating the closet from the bedroom. Can I simply take down that wall and put up another further into the eaves, thereby giving me more floorspace (while obviously lowering the ceiling the more I go into the closet space. Hope this makes sense. I just want to make sure that this wall isn’t supporting the roof in a way that I could endanger the house by removing it. Would it be better to build the new wall in place inside the closet and then take down the old wall? Thanks.
Edited 8/6/2007 10:36 am ET by MichaelNYC