Nov 27, 2021
INTD 2085 - Window Covering Design Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This course is intended for students to develop in-depth knowledge of window covering design. Topics include identifying an appropriate selection based on function and aesthetics of the space, gaining a full understanding of the fabrication process, and installation.
Prerequisite(s): an Interior Design degree or instructor consent
- What is custom window design
- Hard treatment vs. soft treatment
- Identifying style and function for a space
- Window covering benefits in a space
- Choosing your professional team (vendors, workroom and installer)
- Qualifying the client - initial consultation
- Getting accurate measurements
- Gathering information on the clients needs, styles, and functionality of the space
- Discussing “their investment”
- Getting quality photos
- Getting a bid from workroom/installer
- Selecting appropriate product and materials that will fabricate well together to ensure end result/ discussing with your workroom
- Creating design renderings
- 2nd appointment - making final selection of fabrics, hardware, embellishments
- Presenting design renderings
- Pricing and presenting a quote
- Creating a binding contract
- Collect down payment as commitment to move forward
- Confirm availability of products from vendors
- Final measurements from installer
- Approve dye lot samples
- Timeline communication from workroom to the client
- Frequent updates to customer
- Communicating any issues and/or delays in project
- Visually approve completed project
- Schedule installation
- Attending installation, ensuring excellent results and complete customer satisfaction
- Taking photos of finished project for your portfolio
- Collect remaining balance in full
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- identify appropriate window covering design based on needs, function and style of the space.
- accurately measure with a good understanding of proportion and size, relative to the window and the space.
- identify unique challenges to meet the client’s needs and solutions.
- work within client’s budget based on needs, wants, and selection of materials used to complete the project.
- communicate effectively with subcontractors (vendors, workroom and installer) to achieve positive end results in a timely fashion.
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