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Changing an extension & moving kitchen - questions

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Posted by: from Hamilton
3/24/2017 at 1:15:25 AM

I have an old bungalow (approx 1000 sq ft) that already has an extension. The extension currently holds the kitchen and bathroom. There are patio doors leading out of the kitchen to the back yard.

I want more space in my house as a home office. As such, I was wondering if I can move my kitchen to another location so that I can use the extension space.

I've attached a rough sketch of my house layout, indicating where the existing kitchen is and where I would like it to be. The existing kitchen can be removed or left in place, but I would like the extension re-insulated or have the patio doors changed. If I do this, I would like to redo my floors before the new kitchen is installed too.

Some questions:

1. Do I need to involve an architect for this sort of project? Or should I speak with a general contractor/ home renovator?

2. What would a reasonable ballpark cost for something like this be?

3. Do the floors need to be done before putting in the new kitchen? I want to put laminate over old hardwood.

Changing an extension & moving kitchen - questions
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Date/Time3/24/2017 at 11:50:21 AM

Hi Charlene,

First thing you must consider is your living space. Most people, when they change and or re-do a kitchen move out during the renovation. Living without a kitchen is not real easy. You do not require a Architect for this. There are plenty of excellent contractors out there

that can give you great ideas and provide you with drawings. If you can afford a Architect, sometimes they can give you different ideas, utilize space and see things that the average contractor will not.

Shop around and research for contractors.

Look hear on TrustedPros. Look at some of there jobs, read the reviews.

Your probably looking at around $ 80K +/-

Good Luck.

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Rana from Mayfair Homes in East York
Date/Time3/24/2017 at 12:59:07 PM

You are not doing any structural change so no need to hire architect.

Kitchen, floor, walls and paint are around 35 to 40K.

Yes kitchen cabinets and etc would be last thing but rough-in would be before floor.

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