I was looking at buying a 2-up, 2-down terraced house which has a kitchen built onto the back. For some reason (I think to make it level with the garden) the kitchen floor is higher than that of the house, so there is a step-up as soon as you go into the kitchen from the lounge, which I didn't really like. I think I would have preferred a step up into the garden rather than a step in the lounge doorway.
I was wondering if I went ahead and bought it, whether I could use this as an opportunity to hire or buy a 15kg breaker and take 4 or 5 inches off the height of the floor to make it level with that in the rest of the house. Is this possible? Presumably I would have to be careful not to pierce the DPM or if I did, I would have to re-lay one. Who knows, I could put insulation in the floor at the same time!
It sounds simple but messy. Are there any pitfalls to be aware of? Should I just knock out the step and make a ramp instead and live with the height difference that way?