Estimating for Interior Designers

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The first edition of Estimating for Interior Designers quickly became the “bible” for interior designers everywhere. This completely updated and revised edition provides all the basic, nuts-and-bolts information readers expect, along with all-new sections on faux finishing, including trompe l'oeil; Roman shades; and using upholstery fabrics for drapery and bed coverings. There is also a completely new chapter on hard floor coverings, including marble, stone, wood, painted canvas, and vinyl. Of course, all ...
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Overview

The first edition of Estimating for Interior Designers quickly became the “bible” for interior designers everywhere. This completely updated and revised edition provides all the basic, nuts-and-bolts information readers expect, along with all-new sections on faux finishing, including trompe l'oeil; Roman shades; and using upholstery fabrics for drapery and bed coverings. There is also a completely new chapter on hard floor coverings, including marble, stone, wood, painted canvas, and vinyl. Of course, all materials and labor cost figures have been updated.
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Sampson, a practicing interior designer for 25 years, has enlarged her previous edition of this book (Watson-Guptill, 1991), which has become a standard text in many interior design schools. As before, she discusses how to estimate the cost of materials and labor required for the installation or application of paint, wall coverings, carpeting, drapery, bed coverings, and tablecloths with an expanded chapter on upholstery and an additional chapter on hard flooring, all illustrated with clear line drawings. Sample work orders are provided, with blank ones moved from an appendix to each applicable chapter. Although designed for students and professional interior designers, large public library collections will find this book useful. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823016297
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 902,509
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol A. Sampson, now affiliated with the International Interior Design Association, has been a practicing interior designer for 30 years. She is a representative for an interior fabrics company with offices in Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Why Learn to Estimate? 6
Ch. 1 Paint 8
Paint Basics 12
Estimating Paint Materials 17
Cost Estimating 21
Time Estimating 23
Choosing a Painter 24
Example of Final Painting Costs 25
Ch. 2 Wallcoverings 28
Wallpaper Basics 29
Wall Preparations 35
Estimating Materials 35
Time Estimating 43
Cost Estimating 43
Choosing a Paper Hanger 43
Example of Final Wallpaper Costs 45
Ch. 3 Carpeting 48
Carpet Basics 50
Measuring for Carpet 60
Estimating Carpet 63
Cost Estimating 67
Time Estimating 68
Selecting a Carpet Installer 68
Example of Final Carpeting Costs 69
Ch. 4 Drapery 74
Today's Drapery Functions 78
Drapery Basics 81
Window Functions 86
Window Styles 86
How to Measure for Draperies 91
Drapery Estimating 101
Cost Estimating 108
Time Estimating 109
Selecting a Drapery Workroom 109
Example of Final Drapery Costs 110
Ch. 5 Bed coverings 116
Bed Covering Basics 120
How to Measure for Bed Covers 129
Cost Estimating 140
Time Estimating 141
Choosing a Bed Covering Workroom 141
Example of Final Bed Covering Costs 142
Ch. 6 Tablecloths 146
Tablecloth Materials 148
Measuring for Tablecloths 149
Cost Estimating 152
Time Estimating 152
Choosing a Workroom 152
Example of Final Custom Tablecloth Costs 153
Ch. 7 Upholstery 156
Upholstery Basics 157
Material Estimating 158
How to Measure and Estimate for Upholstery 163
Cost Estimating 170
Time Estimating 171
Choosing an Upholstery Workroom 171
Example of Final Custom Upholstery Costs 172
Ch. 8 Hard Floor Coverings 176
Cost Estimating 189
Time Estimating 189
Example of Hard Flooring Costs 191
Afterword: After the Estimate 194
App. A: Conversion Charts 196
Bibliography 198
Index 199
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