Our kitchen is currently a "u-shaped" 8x10ft but we want to open up to our living room and dining room (20 x 40 total finished space), with an island. We need counters, under cabinet lighting, flooring, plumbing and electricity, sunken lights, back splash, cabinets, add a prep sink, install cold air return from unfinished basement to room above current kitchen, move one heating duct to room above current kitchen and accommodate one cold air return in existing kitchen, minor "shift" to stove gas fitting, etc. There are two support walls to come down which need to be replaced with 2 overhead beams each supported by 2 posts sitting on the foundation inside the outside walls. <!--break--> One of the support posts will need a special engineered "bracket" to anchor one side of one support beam to the fireplace footing in the basement below. The kitchen, dinning and living room windows (3 different sizes) need to be replaced as well as sills, sashes, baseboards, add crown molding. We plan to replace all existing wall board on walls and ceilings; taping, mud seams, paint, etc.
We have recent plans drawn up by a Professional Designer with measurements and where we want everything. We are prepared to do the demolition and preparation clean up and we can hire a roll-off box for the construction.