Help for my parent- new kitchen in Philly
My parents have never done a remodel before but they are considering the following:
-Kitchen gut and partial removal of load bearing wall (using ikea cabinets, moderately priced appliances)
- semi custom wall unit for dining room to fit around a window (again could be ikea)
- removing carpet and refinishing wood floors
- adding wood floors or a matching laminate in kitchen.
They are at a loss of where to start. Our only experience is with DC based design builds and I think a design build in general would be too costly for them.
Since there's the potential of removing a wall, should they start with an architect? An ikea contractor?
Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you!!!!