We found this house that we love, but it needs substantial renovation. The thing that killed it for us was the crazy kitchen countertop that has been narrowed to make way for a walkway. It seemed like there was no feasible way to work around this because of the placement of the support post. (See below photo)
So, I'm wondering: Have you ever relocated a support post before? I assume it's possible? The ideal location functionally would be to push the post to the right of the photo (towards the painting of the bear), so that it's instead along the half wall of the silly narrowed counter.
Would it be possible to move this post to the right and still support the beam it's presently holding up? If so, what range do you think this would cost as part of a bigger job--the portion for moving the post and presumably adding some kind of additional (steel?) beam work along the ceiling as needed?
See kitchen photo here: http://tour.vht.com/433204865/263-cedar-ln-glencoe-il-60022/photos