Just bought a house, it's a brick veneer with a large pergola (concreted) between the house and the garage. The house has 5 bedrooms, but very limited living space.
So, I thought and I thought and decided to make pergola into a living space, ie move kitchen and meals there thus creating more living space. I also plan to turn 2 bedrooms at the back into a living area, and move one bedroom to the front of the house - I need 4 bedrooms.
The questions are:
1) Can the new area be built in the way that house's wall and garage wall be part of the structure? Or is it not physically possible?<O</O
2) Can roof's line be changed so it extends from the house onto the garage?<O</O
3) Using archicenter's cost guide, would it not be cheaper because there is practically no brick work involved (back of the room I plan to have as glass and bifolds, ie no brick at the back)?
4) Is it like 100K+ job ? or is it more affordable?
Thank you. Really appreciate your comments/ideas.
On the plan with a green line I designated new wall, red - removal of the existing.
First image - I am looking through the window (this wall will be removed), 2nd - looking from the back, and 3rd - showing how the area is conreted.<O