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.
Diana Allison is an interior designer and principal of her own firm, Allison and Associates Interiors. She has over 25 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.
Preface Chapter 1: The Business of Interior Design Section 1: Wall and Ceiling Treatments Chapter 2: Paint Chapter 3: Wallcoverings Chapter 4: Other Wall Materials 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 Chapter 9: Countertops & Cabinetry Section 4: Window Treatments Chapter 10: Curtains and Draperies Chapter 11: Top Treatments and Window Shades Chapter 12: Hard Window Treatments Section 5: Soft Fabrications Chapter 13: Pillows and Accent Table Coverings Chapter 14: Bedding: Spreads, Coverlets, Duvets, Bedskirts, Shams Section 6: Upholstery Chapter 15: New Upholstery Chapter 16: Reupholstered and Slipcovered Furniture Epilogue: The Sales Process Appendix: Answer Key and Blank Worksheets Bibliography Index