The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox: Checklists and Best Practices to Manage Your Workflow.pdf
Get organized and streamline your work with a complete project management system The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox: Checklists and Best Practices to Manage Your Workflow is a comprehensive self-management system tailored to the needs of interior designers and decorators. Juggle multiple projects with ease using customizable checklists for each stage in the design process, and manage project financials with an electronic budgeting tool. Ideal for both solo practitioners and designers at small- to medium-sized firms, the book contains the tools and information you need to increase efficiency, create accountability, and improve organization in your workflow. Design is only part of an interior designer's job - you're also responsible for scheduling client meetings, conducting design surveys, creating drawings and specs, and overseeing installation. Multiply by the number of projects on your plate at any given time, and you have a recipe for overwhelming disorganization. The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox helps you solve that problem by taking all those lists out of your head and converting them to paper and digital format. You'll develop a smooth, easily-managed workflow with better organization and accountability across the entire design team, and maintain best business practices across the board. The book contains many references and examples for common scenarios, organized for easy navigation and quick reference. Features include: Detailed checklists that highlight weak spots and warn against common pitfalls Best practices for meetings, design surveys, drawings, specifications, and renovations Customizable online electronic checklists for tracking every phase of your project Access to an electronic budgeting grid to monitor expenses and billable hours The book covers residential design, contract design, specifications, and renovations, with individual chapters broken down by space. If you need to get organized and get back to work, The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox: Checklists and Best Practices to Manage Your Workflow is a valuable handbook and a handy desk reference for any stage of your career.