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.
This hands-on workbook demystifies the math involved in the interior design field and provides practical estimating techniques for aspiring and professional interior designers.
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 Appendices Bibliography