How to Update a 1950’s Home – Removing Walls, Remodeling and Creating a DIY Open home floor plan




DIY Busting out walls in This 1950’s Rambler to create an open floor plan. We show you how to locate load bearing walls, and safely remove them to update a house in this renovation. How to update a house with simple but strategic remodeling including removing the RIGHT walls the RIGHT way! Safe DIY renovation makes for a happy do it yourself renovation 😉

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25 Comments

  1. Charlie Wood
    September 27, 2016
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    You have a beautiful daughter my daughter is 26 and just bought a duplex she is keeping dad very busy she said dad I want to fix this one up and buy another I told her she should have married a carpenter lol

  2. Becerra Property Services
    September 27, 2016
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    Love your videos

  3. Life Of Chris
    September 27, 2016
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    Aren't you a landscaper? Those bushes need cutting and grass has some weeds lol

  4. American Bros
    September 28, 2016
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    Great video! My grandpa owns his own construction and real estate business he started by himself and I worked for him and learned lots a valuable information and now that school is starting I've been watching your videos and learning loads of information I can surprise him with next year. Keep up the good work!!!!!

  5. J&R Enterprise Lawn Care
    September 30, 2016
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    Hey Stan really great video I love the lawncare/landscape community keep up the great work and God Bless 🙂

  6. UA Lawn Care
    September 30, 2016
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    what is second someone that you can interview. is Patrick bet-david. check out his website Patrick bet-david.com. I like listening to his YouTube videos like I've been watching your YouTube videos over the years. good luck with contacting him talk to you later bye.

  7. 1 Dude
    October 6, 2016
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    Dude- You crack me up …while making vidoes of what Im actually interested in.

  8. Get over that Wall
    October 7, 2016
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    All I could see during the bloopers is Ryan Reynolds for some reason.

  9. Mehdi Mortazavi
    October 30, 2016
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    very useful video, thanks 🙂

  10. RemodelingHQ
    January 9, 2017
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    nice job

  11. Henry
    January 12, 2017
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    I am using the same type of beam you used in this house, but over a larger span. What is the largest span you would cross with a beam of that type?
    I am using a 8"x8" old barn beam from a 1890's barn, the current wall to be removed is 6' then carrying it over to a 4' doorway.

  12. Nora Tristan
    January 29, 2017
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    Would I need to hire an engineer to determine if the wall is a load bearing wall, or can a professional contractor tell me?

  13. Tru Dominance
    February 2, 2017
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    Did u attached the timbers to the dry wall or did you cut them to fit

  14. Van Alstyne
    February 12, 2017
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    I can't be the first person to think you look remarkably like Richard Rawlings. The whole Dirt Monkey/Gas Monkey thing makes it even more of a coincidence. Is it possible that the two of you have been brainwashed and trained to take down social media via the internet and t.v., ultimately forcing every last man, woman, and child in America to wear a goatee? If so, I'm moving all my money into magic markers pronto.

  15. Cole Man
    April 3, 2017
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    Stick to dirt.

  16. Laurie Clarkson
    April 29, 2017
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    Looks great! My aunt has a house with that circular layout and around the holidays all the kids do the same thing! Run around it until they're SWEATING.

  17. Atomic Age Restoration
    May 3, 2017
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    Why not just replace the ceiling joists?

  18. jcogan6
    June 10, 2017
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    did you stain the beams?

  19. Jackal's Outdoor Channel
    July 25, 2017
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    those ex barn beams are awesome…

  20. NickP7124
    August 11, 2017
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    You must of been pretty lucky to have found a municipality and architect to approve the use of reclaimed lumber to support your ceiling joists as opposed to 2×10's, a power lamb, lvl beam etc. for the girder (not header).

  21. Cain Albertson
    August 30, 2017
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    Personally, those big ol' timbers look super ugly to me, but it's her house glad she chose something that she loves and makes her happy. Great work folks and thank's for the upload Stanley. Much appreciated good sir! Keep up the good work!

  22. latteboyssmile
    September 11, 2017
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    Expensive woods you used

  23. Nicolq Roberts
    September 30, 2017
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    Really loved this. The beams looked amazing. Well done and thanks for tips and inspiration!! Subbed

  24. Albin S
    October 11, 2017
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    Tell your daughter to call me 🤙

  25. electricalron
    October 18, 2017
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    Good video!

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