Searching for a house move currently and one of our 'hard' requirements is an eat in kitchen, preferably a large one. We've found a house we really like that ticks basically every box but this, so exploring the idea of making it happen. We've got two second viewings at our house tomorrow so having to get ready to pull the trigger very soon on an offer. Current floor plan is this And my idea for internal reworking to achieve a good size kitchen is this The wall between the kitchen and utility room is load bearing, so that will need replaced with an RSJ. We would also be basically gutting the kitchen, and have all the costs associated with putting up those new walls (yellow green and purple) and fitting out a utility, new loo and study. As it is, the garage is unfinished, just breeze block on the inside. And I know the loo should be on an external wall, so will alter that. I'm thinking following: Demolish load bearing wall and install RSJ 2.5k Fit out new kitchen - new floors, units, only new appliance is dishwasher 12k Plumbing and fit out for new loo 1.5k Plumbing and fit out utility room 3k Study 2k Do something with garage door (brick up, window, or something) 1k Would total 22k, so budget 25k. Does that seem in the right ballpark or am I way off? Any major things I'm missing? Or any other ideas how to get a nice big kitchen into that space? The wall between the kitchen and dining room is actually load bearing, and we feel like if you knock into that and wall up between existing dining room and hallway, the kitchen diner would be too much of an L shape. If I bother builder with this asking for an estimate, will he tell me to come back once I've exchanged, or at least got an exchange date? AFAIK builder's are very busy still, and I can see them not wanting to waste time on a quote for a house that someone doesn't even own yet. Thanks.