My husband and I bought a home that we had big dreams for. When we toured it for the first time, we shared our ideas about how we would take out this wall and that wall and make it a more open floor plan. About ten years had passed and we had yet to take out a single wall. Between his job schedule and not know enough about home renovations, we just never got around to it. On the tenth anniversary of owning the home, I contacted a general contractor for help. I learned a lot about load bearing walls and was happy that we didn't decide to get to work on our own. Find out about load bearing walls here on my blog.