Overwelmed - Kitchen project
Hello, We've a 1918 farmhouse with a mess of a kitchen. The kitchen is 8' X 11' with three doorways. One of these leads to a back porch that has been enclosed and we call the mudroom. We currently have the laundry and pantry cabinets in the mudroom. My husband has finally given me the go to work on the kitchen but there are so many issues I am overwelmed. #1 The mudroom is cold, likley has no insultaion in it's attic. There is no access from the main attic to the mudroom's so we couldn't add insulation when we did the main attic. Can this be address when we reroof? #2 The wall with the doorway between the kitchen and mudroom is likley loadbearing. How to deal with this? Who do I call to look at it? #3 Electricall must be updated. #4 Drop ceiling in both rooms must be removed, likley a reason this was put up. #5 There is one HVAC register in the floor of each room. Do we need a return air? Those are the big things, the plaster walls need to be smoothed and painted, new flooring and cabinets. I also need a exhaust hood over the stove. I guess initially I need to find out if removing the wall between the two rooms is possible. Who would you call about this? Should I just look at contractors?