We're in the process of buying a ground floor flat and we're desperate to introduce an open plan living area and new kitchen with as little cost and disruption as possible. Some key issues to note:
a. Large bit of wall jutting out in what is the current kitchen - presumably the remnants of the old end of the house - which I guess would be load-bearing?
b. Large fireplace in the reception room which I would prefer not to remove
c. Only one bathroom to serve 2-3 bedrooms
I've had a play around with the design of the floor plan as attached and would be interested to know what people's thoughts are!