2nd Edition

Diana Allison

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FEB 11, 2021
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eBook + Studio 9781501361128
eBook 9781501361067
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Studio 9781501361098

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The Book

Math is an essential component of the interior design profession. Estimating and Costing for Interior Designers, Second Edition, teaches readers a logical process for calculating materials and estimating the costs of installed products based on their math calculations. Fully updated and revised, this book utilizes step-by-step examples and worksheets to simplify the math used in the interior design field. Sample problems and exercises take the calculations of quantities needed one step further to actually apply material and labor costs, to discover the installed costs of the specified products. Exercises are provided in introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels for all types of interior designers. Clear sections cover wall and ceiling treatments, window treatments, soft fabrications, upholstery, flooring, and cabinetry and countertops, making this book applicable to both commercial and residential design projects.

New to This Edition
-Key pedagogical features including: learning objectives, key terms, chapter summaries, professional tips, and glossary.
-Student STUDIO materials including: calculation worksheets, schedules/cost worksheets, practice examples, and flashcards.
-Robust Instructor Resources including: a revised instructor’s guide, test questions, additional practice exercises and answers, PowerPoints lecture slides, and Excel worksheets.

Table of Contents

About the Author

1. The Business of Interior Design

Part 1: Wall and Ceiling Treatments
2. Paint
3. Wallcoverings
4. Other Wall Materials
5. Suspended Ceilings

Part 2: Flooring
6. Hard Flooring
7. Resilient and Soft Flooring
8. Custom Bordered Area Rugs

Part 3: Built-Ins
9. Cabinetry and Countertops

Part 4: Window Treatments
10. Curtains and Draperies
11. Fabric Top Treatments, Fabric Window Shades, and Hard Window Treatments

Part 5: Soft Fabrications
12. Pillows and Accent Table Coverings
13. Bedding: Spreads, Coverlets, Duvet Covers, Bed Skirts, Shams

Part 6: Upholstery
14. New Upholstery
15. Reupholstered and Slipcovered Furniture

Conclusion: The Sales Process
Appendix A: Exercises Answer Key
Appendix B: Metric Conversion Table

About The Authors

Diana Allison, PhD, ASID, NCIDQ, is a San Antonio, TX-based interior designer operating her own company, Allison & Associates Interiors, and has spent over 20 years teaching in the interior design departments at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, the University of New Haven, CT, and most recently University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX, where she is the program director for the CIDA accredited interior design program. She received her doctorate from the University of Missouri, Columbia - Architectural Studies Department. Allison has over 25 years experience as an interior designer.

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