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Old 03-05-2018, 10:29 PM   #1
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I was wondering what are peoples thoughts/experience with something like this. We are buying a 4 bedroom cape, but we really don't need all of those bedrooms so we wanted to make one of the bedrooms on the first floor a dining room, there is currently a living room, eat in kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom on the first floor. When you enter the house you enter into the living room with the stairs to upstairs on the right and a closet there as well, behind that closet though is a big spacious bedroom. We wanted to know if something like this is even possible without breaking the bank to hard, tearing down that wall and having it so you can walk into the dining room, so that would probably entail tearing down that wall and maybe even fixing the orientation of the stairs, the first photo it of the front door and stairs like I was saying, the other 2 are of the bedroom on the other side of that wall, just wanted to get some thoughts, thanks a lot!
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Reorienting the stairs will be a budget breaker, IMO. Is there another way to gain space without doing that? Walls can be removed and beams added for support, but with a cape, I would definitely employ the services of a structural engineer to make sure you keep the support you must and modify the support as you need.
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