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    Wouldn't swapping rooms around be very pricey? I always thought that moving a kitchen to another area was a big no-no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyBovine View Post
    At a guess I would say it would be impossible to move a kitchen to another area in a unit if it is in a multilevel complex as the plumbing etc would be set in place.

    In answer to your question, the only way I can see to open up the kitchen would be to knock down the walls between the kitchen and bedroom and the bedroom and the living area, creating a large open plan kitchen, living, dining area. I'm guessing that isn't an option as you have just had baby number 2!
    that's what I thought too, that I wouldn't be able to move the kitchen to another area.
    Too bad as I could see a nice open plan by swapping the bottom right bedroom with the kitchen ...
    I'll try and find a builder who can tell me for sure that it is not doable!

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    And you're right @HappyBovine, I'd like to keep the 3 bedrooms. 1 for the parents, 1 for the kiddos and 1 as a study/guest bedroom/play room 😁

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    The only way I can see to do it so it works as open plan is to turn bedroom 2 into the kitchen and knock out that wall into the living and turn the kitchen into a bedroom.

    Alternately you could put a galley kitchen in the living area and turn the kitchen into dining?

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    You could probably swap it because there is plumbing where the toilet is etc.. So I don't think it would be that costly. I would get some quotes

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    Sorry missed a bunch of posts. In an apartment complex it may be too hard. It could be possible but expensive, but it could all still fall into your budget. Definitely get a builder or plumber to look at it.

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    What about if you knocked out the walls of the kitchen that connect to the living room, and reconfigure the kitchen, might feel a bit more open without having to change kitchen location.

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    I do not think you can change layout much in upstairs unit. Might be better to check with body corporation (or what ever organization responsible for management of apartment block). This layout might be same as the down/up units, the walls may be load bearing, same down pipes for waste water from kitchen sink, same wiring for cooker etc.,. Normally they would not allow to change pluming and wiring in apartment blocks. Check with them before contacting builder (you might need structural engineer if you are going to knock down a load bearing wall).
    If I were you, I will keep looking. You will find an apartment which tick all your boxes.

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    We have the smallest ensuite and bathroom I want to renovate it cheap.

    Has anyone used tile paint or do you think it's dodgy? I'm just trying to save money 😜

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    I think it's a good idea to paint instead of replace but I would pay a professional to come in and spray it so you still get a quality finish.

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