So my house is on the smaller side. We really should move into a bigger place but we like our neighborhood and neighbors so we will stick it out a few more years.
So to separate my living room and kitchen the builder put in a double sided gas fireplace and a couple walls. Our living room is tiny and only has one way we can set it up to be functional and it annoys me. On the other hand my kitchen is large and has an area for a table in front of the fireplace that we don't use. There is probably close to 120 square feet that sits empty with no purpose. The fireplace used to get used maybe once a year and then I pulled the gas setup out for wood use but it being double sided it would always let smoke in the house from one side or the other so we just abandoned the idea all together. It doesn't get cold around here and I feel that the space is much more important that a fireplace in this house.
I am pretty sure but not 100% on if any of these walls are load bearing. I am going into the attic tonight to take a look around.
I added a picture below of my plan.
My plan is to demo out the walls and patch back the floor with matching tile and the walls with drywall. I do have 4 switches to move, two of them are about 6" from a wall that will stay so I plan to move them to that wall. The others are going to have to go somewhere else (haven't decided yet). For the roof I have a 3' x 3' x 3' chimney that is stucco with a metal Flue insert, I plan on removing the Flue insert and roofing the top of the chimney to match my existing clay tile roof. I think that will be much easier than removing the entire stucco box and patching a huge hole in the roof and you can barely see it coming over the ridge of the house from the front and in the back the patio will hide it completely.
What do you think? Any advice you can give?