I am thinking of moving the furnace as it's in the middle of the basement
and when you enter from upstairs it's right there. If I boxed it in (with
doors) it would be in the way. I would like to move it to a corner. Also
what about adding a bathroom, ie shower, sink, and toilet. It is roughed in
with plumbing. My son-in-law just had the house built and wants me to move
in, so I would be getting 2 rooms built and a bathroom. Is this feasible or
Have you considered leaving the furnace and ducts alone and instead
changing your stairway? If the stairs lead down straight into the side
of what would be your furnace isolation wall, you might be able to turn
the stairs to one side or the other before reaching the wall. Or maybe
the stairs could be reversed depending on what is on the main floor.
Yes, I would have a pro do it and I have considered moving stairs, but it
wouldn't help much.
Some more details: It is a half basement and I would be using it as a
bedroom and tv room. The furnace is just a pain as I would have to enclose
it on 4 sides to make the basement look decent. I just want to get a
ballpark cost of doing this by a pro and is it reasonible. I could of course
call out for estimates, but having no clue of cost don't want to waste a lot
of peoples time if the cost was $2000- $4000 I might do it , if cost was
$10k -$20k I wouldn't .
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