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Old 12-27-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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So I would like to take out my current kitchen and push it up maybe a foot ... would that cost an arm & leg?

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:40 PM   #2
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So I would like to take out my current kitchen and push it up maybe a foot ... would that cost an arm & leg?
Push it UP??....as in vertically?

Cost will depend on who does the work (you or someone you hire)....what materials you reuse or dont.....vinyl floor or tile......etc....etc...etc

It's a fairly straight forward thing to do if you have decent DIY skills...post some specifics and I'm sure someone can lead you in the right direction.


OHH...cost.....I'd say somewhere between "only an arm" and "one arm, one leg, a pint of blood, and your first born"

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Old 12-27-2011, 09:08 PM   #3
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OOPS

Just realized you were talking about the ceiling so the "floor" and "reuse of materials" comments don't apply....

Still fairly straight forward...ask more specific questions and we can help you along.
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You need to be talking to someone local on this one that can see what your trying to do.
Not an easy job and I can think of many reason not to to it but few to reason to do it.
If it's trusses then an engineer would have to redesign the whole roof for it work.
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I yeild to Joe on that one.

I'm used to working on older houses...no trusses. Didn't even think about that possibility.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:01 AM   #6
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House was built in the 60s. My DIY is limited ... I have girly arms n limited tools. It's a love to have and not have to have. I suspected it was going to be complicated. Thank u for the responses.
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Please see this post before continuing further--> "How much will it cost?" Asking for price estimates here.

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All depends on what is above the drywall of your ceiling. If you have a dropped ceiling of some sort in that area (highly unlikely) then you might be able to reclaim some of the space. If the ceiling of your kitchen it tight up against the joists of the floor above, or the rafters, then raising your ceiling is going to cost you both arms and both legs, relatively speaking.
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So I would like to take out my current kitchen and push it up maybe a foot ... would that cost an arm & leg?
Yes it will..........

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