How to Move HVAC Duct in Wall
Hello. I am new to this site. We are in the design phase of a kitchen remodel. There is a HVAC duct in the wall that is shared by our kitchen and dining room. It does not serve the kitchen or dining room (both on main floor), but is a duct that has been run through the wall to serve a bedroom on the second floor.
Here's the dilemma and question: The door to the dining room from the kitchen is installed 6" to the side of the duct. We want to move the doorway to accomodate our new kitchen design. There are two options for doing so, but both will result in the HVAC duct running through some portion of the door opening. My husband is convinced that there is no way to move this vent. Isn't there some way we could install an elbow or angle type duct in the wall below this, reroute the vent around the new door location, and another above the door to connect with the original duct proceeding to the second floor? Will it be extremely expensive? I know it will take removing the ceiling and a wall in a portion of our finished basement to do so, but feel there must be some way to accomplish this move, as I know that water and electrical lines are moved all the time.
We have not contacted an architect or contractor as of yet as I am in the process of coming up with a design that my husband and I can both agree with, and this vent placement has become a huge stumbling block.
Thank you for any input to this!