Green Solution: Laminated Ceiling Beams
Carter Oosterhouse uses engineered lumber to open up a room.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe homeowners wanted to create an open floor plan, but it involved removing load-bearing walls.
Linda and Charlie Miller often entertain their grown-up sons and families, but their living room is too small for their growing family. They wanted to remove the living room and nursery walls to expand the living space, as well as make extra room in the kitchen and dining room. The problem was this involved removing load-bearing walls, requiring the addition of beams stout enough to hold up their house. Click the "After" image to see a listing of products used in this makeover.