If you have bought a new home and are just starting to plan your woodwork the first thing that you will stumble upon is how the costing works. Don't fret, you are not alone, 80% of our customers at honestcollars would have bought their first home and usually spend 10-20 minutes with our customer executive to understand this. That's one of the reasons I decided to write this post, with details sometimes we might sometimes miss over a phone call.
Before discussing the prevalent rates quoted by vendors in the industry lets first understand how their costing model works.
Note: Some vendors work on unit costing instead of a per sqft costing model which I will not cover in this post.
To understand costing lets start by getting rid of some of the myths homeowners usually have:
Myth #1 - The per sqft quoted is based on the flooring areaWhile you might have purchased the flat priced on the carpet area, interior quotations don't work on the same. They are based on the surface area of the furniture not the floor.
Myth #2 - The per sqft area of ply used = per sqft area in costingMany people would wonder why the per sqft rate of ply is far less compared to the prices quoted by most vendors. The reason is that this is not the same sqft in consideration.
Calculating sqft the right wayThe per square feet in interiors is actually calculated by measuring the surface area of the exposed furniture using two adjacent sides. For example, in case of a wardrobe of 7ft height and 6ft width:
In case of modular kitchens this same concept is used however for l-shaped or u-shaped kitchens you need to subtract the corner area as it is measured twice.
Now that we have understood how to calculate the square foot area we can easy calculate the costing by multiplying area with the per sqft rates:
Current rates for woodwork in BangaloreWith huge number of vendors, Bangalore sees vast differences in sqft prices. Lets have a look at the currently prevalent rates:
|Furniture Type||Material Used||Starting Price
|High End Price
|Modular Kitchen Base Unit||BWP Ply with Laminate||1350||3000|
|Modular Kitchen Base Unit||BWR Ply with Laminate||1100||2600|
|Modular Kitchen Wall Unit||MR Ply with Laminate||1000||1600|
|Wardrobe||MR Ply with Laminate||950||1600|
|Lofts||MR Ply with Laminate||550||1000|
The starting prices are offered by carpenters and semi-modular vendors, while the high end prices are usually quoted by most reputed brands. Between these two extremes are the modular vendors and interior designers. TIP: While a modular vendor provides with better quality than a semi-modular vendor or carpenter, a good interior designer will provide with classy design services as well.
If you are opting for a different finish than laminate like Veneer or Acrylic the sqft rate will be slightly higher. Some vendors may instead charge an additional fixed cost too.
Hope I was able to address your doubts in this article. In case I have missed something do let me know in the comments below.
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