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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Architectural Meanings from the “Q” Glossary – Interior Dezine Tip of the Day

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.

To look up any interior design and architectural words and meanings on our website visit the glossary and select which letter you need to find a word from.

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Remodeling a Kitchen on a Budget – Interior Dezine Tip of the Day

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!

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