I live in Alexandria, VA - right outside of Washington DC, in a house that is about 950 sq. ft. I would like to open it up (renovate?) to something like the blu homes or others in Dwell. How should I go about this? Do you start with an architect? How do you find one that has this kind of design concept? I know nothing (where to start? what is cost? etc.) and am hoping that you can give me some direction and advice please. Thank you!