Trying to figure out if columns are load bearing : HomeImprovement


My house sits on a slab foundation and there are two columns on the first floor that I want to remove but I’m not certainty if they are load bearing or not. The columns are made of 2×4 and drywall and are hollow. On one side the column (about 1ft from the column) is an offset wall where the front door is and the second column is about 1ft from an interior wall. I opened the columns a small amount and there’s a beam on one side that spans on top and past the offset wall all the way to the exterior wall and connects to the interior wall on the other side of the room/kitchen wall.

Are these columns lord bearing or decorative? Here are some photos and video from above the column for reference photos and video



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