Trying to figure out if the front wall of this pantry cabinet is load bearing. We'd like to remove the front of the pantry and install cabinets here instead of the closet, but unsure if we can pull down the framing around the door. We have photos of the wall when it was just studs and a copy of the original floor plan.
The framing above the pantry door is not load bearing. The doorway to the left of the pantry in the middle picture is load bearing. You can tell by the solid header.
- I'd be amazed if a pantry wall was loadbearing
- There are stairs behind the pantry. The floor joists must end at the stairs, therefore they must be supported by a loadbearing wall. Therefore the back wall of the pantry must be loadbearing. Having another loadbearing wall only 2' away at the front of the pantry would be unlikely
- Your front of pantry wall has a double header. I associate that with structural walls
- Your front of pantry has more verticals than I'd expect for a non-structural wall
I'm not personally convinced either way.