The Interior Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting (Second Edition) / Edition 2

The Interior Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting (Second Edition) / Edition 2

by Theo Stephen Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 1581157185

ISBN-13: 9781581157185

Pub. Date: 07/27/2010

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

This second edition is updated throughout and includes additional material on time management and numerous interviews with leading designers. Empowered by the step-by-step guidance in this book, interior designers will be able to establish prices and budgets that make their clients happy and their businesses profitable. Written by a designer and veteran expert on

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This second edition is updated throughout and includes additional material on time management and numerous interviews with leading designers. Empowered by the step-by-step guidance in this book, interior designers will be able to establish prices and budgets that make their clients happy and their businesses profitable. Written by a designer and veteran expert on pricing, estimating, and budgeting systems, the book provides practical guidelines on how to value the cost of designing commercial or residential interiors, from the designer's creative input to the pricing of decorating products and procedures.

The book shows how to determine a profitable and fair hourly rate, balance the client's budget with his or her wishes and needs, negotiate prices with suppliers and contractors, write realistic estimates and clear proposals, manage budgets for projects of all sizes and types, and position the firm's brand in relation to its practices. Interviews with experienced interior designers, case studies, and sidebars highlight professional pitfalls and how to master them, from daily crisis management and self-organization to finding the perfect office manager.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581157185
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
07/27/2010
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
475,652
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Chapter 1 Why Me? 1

Chapter 2 How to Determine Your Hourly Rate 11

Chapter 3 Compare and Contrast 21

Chapter 4 The Client's Budget 31

Chapter 5 More on Value Rating 41

Chapter 6 Fatal Errors 53

Chapter 7 Pricing Options 71

Chapter 8 The Details on Estimates 81

Chapter 9 Proposals 93

Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Estimates and Proposals 101

Chapter 11 Successfully Establishing and Managing Budgets 117

Chapter 12 Negotiating 131

Chapter 13 Positioning Your Firm 143

Appendix: Business Forms 153

Selected Bibliography 191

About the Author 193

Index 195

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