Estimating and Costing for Interior Designers A Step-by-Step Workbook

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-02-20
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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Math is an essential component of the interior design profession. Estimating and Costing for Interior Designers teaches readers a logical process for calculating materials and estimating the costs of installed products based on their math calculations. Utilizing step-by-step examples and worksheets, this text simplifies the math used in the interior design field. Sample problems and exercises take the calculations of quantities needed one step further to actually applying material and labor costs, in order to discover the installed costs of the specified products.

Clear sections cover wall and ceiling treatments, window treatments, soft fabrications, upholstery, flooring, and cabinetry and countertops. They include photographs of the product before, during and after installation.

Author Biography

Diana Allison is an interior designer and principal of her own firm, Allison and Associates Interiors. She has over 20 years of experience as an interior designer and recently spent 12 years teaching in the interior design department at Johnson County Community College, Kansas, USA.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Business of Interior Design
Section 1 Wall and Ceiling Treatments
Chapter 2 Paint
Chapter 3 Wallcoverings
Chapter 4 Other Wall Applications
Chapter 5 Suspended Ceilings
Section 2 Flooring
Chapter 6 Plank and Tile Flooring
Chapter 7 Resilient and Soft Flooring
Chapter 8 Area Rugs
Section 3 Built-In Cabinetry
Chapter 9 Cabinetry
Chapter 10 Countertops
Section 4 Window Treatments
Chapter 11 Top Treatments and Window Shades
Chapter 12 Curtains and Draperies
Chapter 13 Hard Window Treatments
Section 5 Soft Fabrications
Chapter 14 Bedding: Spreads, Coverlets, Duvets, Bedskirts, Shams
Chapter 15 Fabric Accompaniments: Pillows and Accent Table Coverings
Section 6 Upholstery
Chapter 16 New Upholstery
Chapter 17 Reupholstering and Slipcovers
Epilogue: The Sales Process

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