Rennovation Advice and Structural Engineer Recommendations
We are considering doing some renovations to our house and are trying to wrap our heads around what will be feasible. We are considering remodeling a substantial attic into living space and would like to get the opinion of a structural engineer of whether that would require significant foundation work or if our house could support essentially a second story. Does anyone have recommendations of a person or firm we could contact to tell us this? Second, we'd love any advice on how to approach what is potentially a major renovation with a lot of options that we really aren't sure how to sort through! The attic expansion is only one of a few options we've considered. We have very little concept of what any of these would cost. If anyone has tips for how to get a sense of budgets, or how to start sorting through the options (e.g. do we hire a designer/architect even if we are still a ways from being able to start the project)? I've been listening to some renovation podcasts to get a general sense but any local experience would be quite helpful! Thanks in advance!