Frustrated with architect - who is responsible for what?
Our architect recently gave us a set of elevations and we are slowly going over them and checking them out for each room. We have already found one oversight for the Fam Rm. and we (my husband and I) have come up with a good solution. In going over the elevation plan for the Kitchen I just found out that he has measured out for the refrigerator a space that is 36 inches wide and 24 inches deep. I had told him that I wanted a counter-depth Monogram fridge (either FD or bottom freezer configuration) and assumed that he would check with me (unless he did the research himself) to find out what the measurements would be. The model we want requires a depth of 31 inches - the width is fine. This will require recessing the wall behind where the fridge will go and that will impinge on the laundry room behind it - fortunately not too much. I think it can be resolved. My question is: who is responsible for making sure the size of appliances, big screen TV's, furniture, etc. is accounted for in a floor plan? We are doing this project from a long distance so communication is difficult. I guess if we were working with an interior designer or KD they would be the ones to catch these things but we're not. We feel now that we had better be on our toes from here on out to catch any oversight that might happen. Can anyone share their story and how they managed this phase of the building. I would love to hear your story! Thanks so much for your input and letting me vent a little.