M any home remodeling projects actually begin with demolition. When you’re remodeling, it’s often necessary to cut or enlarge openings for new doors or windows or even to remove entire walls. The basic procedures [or this type of demolition are the same whether you’re working with doors and windows on exterior walls or altering interior walls.
How to Remove Wallboard
Step1: Mark the width of the rough opening on the wall and locate the first stud on either side of the planned rough opening. If the rough opening is more than 8″ from the next stud, use a chalk line to mark a cutting line on the inside edge of the stud.
Step2: Remove the baseboards and other trim, and prepare the work area. Make a %” -deep cut from floor to ceiling along both cutting lines, using a circular saw Use a utility knife to finish the cuts at the top and bottom and to cut through the taped horizontal seam where the wall meets the ceiling surface.
Step3: Insert the end of a pry bar into the cut near a corner of the opening. Pull the pry bar until the wallboard breaks, then tear away the broken pieces. Take care to avoid damaging the wallboard outside the project area.