Hey guys I wanted to get some feedback on our remodel we are doing. We removed about 9 damaged floor joists that were under the old bath room (above old kitchen) they were hacked up beyond belief. Our span is 17’ 8” for new joists. I was going to use 2x12x18 at 16” o.c. for new joists but still think it might be a little bouncy. Bathroom is NOT going back, new space will be a bed room. Would their be any benefit to running an LVL across the area and then attaching joists that will be now 8’ 6” long to the LVL??? The LVL will go on 2 load points that will carry down to footer in basement. I really do not want to put any kind of exposed beam or wall under this area if we don’t have to.