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Old 03-17-2014, 08:27 PM  
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Default Converting single family home into duplex

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Looking to convert a single family home into a duplex. Just need guidance layout for the first floor. The stairwell is already boarded up and there is a separate door to the second floor. On the first floor from the front door that opens to a small first room. There is a living room, then the dining room, then the kitchen and finally another small room that have a door to the rear deck. There is no bathroom on this level.

I would like it to be at least a 2 bedroom apartment with a bathroom.

I can provide a pretty decent Microsoft paint drawing of the first floor.

-All the windows is on the right side once you walk in the front door
-There is a closet in between the living room and dining room
-Living room have a large space with two windows next to each other
-Dining room have a huge section with three windows right next to each other. Each window is like 6 feet high by 3 feet wide. So 6 feet by 6 feet. Divided into three separate window
-finally the kitchen have two windows a large windows on the right side and another large windows facing against the rear deck.

I will upload a Microsoft paint layout of the house soon.

Who am I looking for? A general contractor? A home renovation designer?

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Welcome to the site, post draw plans, you will get suggestions but finding a pro here is doubtful.
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maybe an architect. The sag in my first floor will attest to what can go wrong when you add a level (previous owner was an idiot).
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