08:00AM | 07/11/01
Member Since: 07/10/01
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I am getting ready to add a room addition(9'x12')onto the kitchen, update the kitchen, add a 9'x5' vestibul and tie a new Victorina porch into the addition. I am getting mixed messages from architects and contractors on the issue of whether I need an architect or not. Some contractors say I need one others say I dont't. Some architects say I need one and others say I don't. I am soooo confused any advise out there.


03:47PM | 07/11/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
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To make a long story short,for your addition you should have an architect.If something should "go down" during or after completion,the question would be raised whether or not you had professional help with your plans.


03:47AM | 07/12/01
Member Since: 01/28/01
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I would hire an architect. You're trying to make new rooms flow together well. You're also trying to make the exterior look right. Some contractors are quite good at making it all work but some aren't. With an architect, you should get drawings to show what you'll end up with. This will save arguments later.
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