We wouldn't be DIY this, but I was hoping someone might be able to let me know if this is doable. My wife and I are wondering whether a particular house might serve our purposes with a couple of changes. I'd appreciate any thoughts as to whether what I'm thinking of is possible, as well as any guesses (huge ballpark) as to the magnitude and costs of the changes. The house resembles a bungalow to me, tho I believe it is called a 1/5 story Queen Anne on the listing. It has 3 bedrooms upstairs, a full bath up, and 1/2 bath down. We would like a 4th room that could serve as a bedroom for a kid home from college, and at least 2 full baths (shower only is fine). We also very much desire a front porch. It used to have an 8' deep front porch running the entire front of the house, approx 25'. That porch has been enclosed. Immediately behind the enclosed front porch is a long narrow living room ("LR") measuring 12X22. I could imagine opening up the left 2/3 of the front porch to create an open front porch. I was wondering if I could keep the right 1/3 8' of the porch enclosed, and even extend it approximately 4' into the existing LR to create a room approximately 12x8. This would reduce the size of the LR to about 12x12. Then, the space behind this new room that used to be LR could be used to try to enlarge the 1st floor bathroom which is right there. Does that make any sense? What I thought might be problemmatic, tho, is that the front 8x8 of this room would have previously been enclosed porch, and the rear 4x8 would have been inside the house. Therefore, this would require removing - or at least substantially opening up - part of the home's original front wall. Is this at all doable? Is it a monstrous and unadvisable undertaking, or is it relatively readily handled with modern construction technology by inserting the proper supports and beams? We were also thinking about kicking out a 2d floor dormer in the back, to get more space upstairs. Instead of reconfiguring the first floor and dormering the second, would we be better off just planning on building an addition either on the side or rear?