I am planning to remove this garage closet to make more room for our car. From looking at the framing it doesn't appear to be load bearing - which would obviously be very surprising considering it looks like just a little partition closet. But being a novice I want to ensure there's nothing I'm missing before demoing this. If there are any considerations I would greatly appreciate any thoughts. Thanks!
I don't believe that it's load bearing for these reasons. I can't provide 100% certainty, however.
- There's no indication in the attic that the walls transfer load to the roof framing.
- You have a very conventional hand-framed garage roof. They almost never have mid-span bearing points unless there's a beam down the center.
- Bearing walls in the middle of a slab are also extremely rare in smaller residential garages.
- Normally you'd see footings and shorty blocks or a stub wall like on the perimeter if a load was expected there.
Be sure to repair the firewall (continuous drywall on wall and ceiling) as necessary after the closet is removed.