The Interior Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting

The Interior Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting

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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.Sendan upbeatletter toyour entire client list announcing thenew additionsa€”with perhaps a sample of yourlatest, hottestpiecea€”as an icebreaker. Always share ... Make it seem as though your new services and staff are worth way more than your minimal price increase. Also in the ... If youa#39;ve started out with a healthy hourly rate from the beginning, youshouldna#39;t haveto raise your ratesvery often. Raisinganbsp;...

Title:The Interior Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting
Author: Theo Stephen Williams
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2013-12-13

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