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Old 11-08-2008, 01:00 AM   #1
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Remodeling home...consult architect or interior designer first?


I am planning on remodeling our very tiny galley kitchen and adjoining family room by expanding out about 8 feet. The problem is, neither one of us has an eye for what goes together. We both know what we like/don't like when we see it, but just aren't creative enough to coordinate things on our own.

So, are we better off getting an interior designer's perspective first, or hiring an architect? Are architects trained in any way to help people decide on things like what countertop color looks best with a particular cabinetry color? On the flip side, would an interior designer be aware of things like plumbing & electrical requirements/codes? This is the home we plan on staying in for at least the next 15 years, until our children finish school, so we'd like to make it very much "ours".

Can anyone help?

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A good kitchen design company will be able to help you in this area. some have there own draftsmen on hand to do the drawings. Good luck BOB

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Yes, if you can keep both aspects of the job in the same company, it's a lot less headaches.
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