My master bedroom has a support column from a load bearing beam that sticks out a foot in the center of my bedroom. It was added because of an addition to the house. It’s been an eyesore so I’m looking to remove it. I hired an engineer coming tomorrow but I’d also love to get a second opinion.
The beam spans about 12 feet, the size is 11' 1/4" tall and 3 1/2" thick. The new span would be about 13-14 feet to get it inside both walls. I sent a picture to the engineer and it says it might not be possible because of the clearance of the ceiling. The roof slopes down to meet the exterior wall.
My goal is to hide the support columns flush into the wall.
I’d love to hear your advice, this is my master bedroom where I will spend most of my time.