We are wanting to cut open our kitchen wall as well. I would like to put a breakfast bar in there. In the kitchen we would have cabinets below and maybe some small ones above but on the other side of the wall in the dinning room is where the breakfast bar would be. My question is if it is not a main bearing wall but it appears to be a weeight bearing wall is it safe to cut a section out measuring 6ft wide by 4ft high? What would be the best way to do this? Do we need to put a beam in or will it be okay with it not being a total cut out?