Experts and BHG readers answer.
How do I widen a doorway on a load-bearing wall?
Well if this is a support wall it will be a major project, because you need to install a support beam to carry the weight of this opening. You should probably seek out a professional (http://www.nari.org/) to see what would need to be installed. With our company, a lot of times we can widen a doorway, that is a support wall, with an Engineered Lumber Beam (LVL) that can easily be installed with some framing knowledge. If this wall thought does appear to be a load bearing support wall, I would recommend getting a professional (with proper insurance) to come and give you an idea of what it would cost to properly install a support beam.