“What is the difference between an architect and an interior designer?”. This is a question I have recently been asked.
If you scratch your head about the same query, have a look at the comparison below.
Architects go through years of rigorous training. Hence, they are highly qualified in planning and project manage new constructions, such as complex developments or commercial buildings.
They need to be registered at the Australian Institute for Architects. This is the body for the architectural profession in Australia representing 11,000 members.
Some architects specialise in residential projects, such as new home constructions, additions and extensions.
Architect vs interior designer
If building approval is required for your project, architects provide plans and drawings to submit to Council or private certifier. So do some interior designers. They have the skillset to provide you with everything you need to get building approval for your project.
Interior designers’ training
Qualified interior designers also go through rigorous architectural training. But with a focus on the interiors.
On top of their mind is how to create a fabulous home with a good flow of the layout.
Same as architects, they are trained and allowed to knock down interior walls to open up the space. This is to create this highly desired indoor-outdoor living.
Overlaps architect vs interior designer
When it comes to architects vs interior designers, there are many fields where they overlap.
Both are able to provide you with drawings in 3D. This way you can walk through your new house to see how it flows, functions and looks before making a final decision. What better peace of mind could you get?
And both consult a structural engineer before removing any walls. This ensures it’s safe to do so.
Interior designer’s specialty
An interior designer’s speciality is to create functional kitchens and bathrooms that look awesome. They are across beautiful tile combinations, stunning kitchen finishes and mesmerising colour schemes. This way everything ties together creating a wow effect for your visitors.
Architect vs interior designer for finishes
Some architects help you selecting the finishes as well, but others don’t wish to go into this level of detail. They might refer you to someone else. You might wish to check with your architect before hiring them.
Interior designer for renovations
Interior designers are a one-stop shop for house renovations. This is what they do:
- develop the floor plan
- help you finding the right builder
- select beautiful finishes and
- recommend complementing furniture and lighting.
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