It’s another case of a reader asks we hope you’ll help solve:
We are interested in doing an internal remodel to a small, older home. We want to open up the space and move the bathroom and the kitchen (same floor, different layout). We are not looking to spend too much money, so nothing too elaborate is planned. It is an old cottage home, so has its own charm anyhow.
Does it make sense to have an architect? Does that make the process for permits go more smoothly? Does it still take a long time to get permits approved or is it a case by case thing? Is it better that we are not going to have any additions or changes to the exterior (except maybe painting, landscaping)?
I know there are some architects and contractors on the board that are pretty knowledgeable and would love their input.
It’s a bit like religion (we happen to favor an architect), and it really depends on the person (on either side of the table), but so would we (appreciate your input). And the line that secured the post: “I didn’t want to take a posting too off topic with my questions.” Cheers.