The first floor of my home has a small bathroom attached to the kitchen. Bathroom has(had) a pretty standard 2 door closet. I say standard because it's the cheap kind you buy at Home Depot that's ready to go. You just frame it and nail the entire jam/doors in place. Anyway, space is tight.. and I am changing this into an open faced storage area and moving a stackable washer/dryer into it.
I've removed the door/frame and need to know how much more I can safely remove. Is what I'm looking at just there to frame the door? I am 99.99 percent certain the rear wall of the closet is load bearing; the ceiling joists run perpendicular to the wall(s)
On the left, I'd like to take that down as close to the wall as possible. This is the side the washer/dryer will go.
bad image of the other side.
the other side of the wall.