Architectural and Interior Decorating Terms and Meanings from the “Q” Glossary – Interior Dezine Tip of the Day
Quantities: Quantities is the amount of materials and work (labour) in a building contract. It is usually referred to as a bill of quantities, and is used to work out the proposed cost of a building project.
Quantity Surveyor: A professional trained in construction costs and contracts, they write the bill of quantities.
Quarrel: This is the name for a pane of glass in a lead light window.
Remodeling a Kitchen on a Budget – Interior Dezine Tip of the Day
Rule number one when remodeling your kitchen – define your budget and stick to it!
Rule number two – allow a 10% contingency to rule number one!
This means if your budget is $10,000, add $1,000 and put it to one side to tidy up loose ends at the completion of the project, as there will always be things that come up in a project that you cannot control, no matter how well you plan!