INTR-185: Kitchen and Bath Materials and Estimating

This course is INACTIVE
Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Industrial Technology
Academic Level
Course Subject
Interior Design
Course Number
Course Title
Kitchen and Bath Materials and Estimating
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Focuses on methodology utilized in the estimating and budgeting practices of the kitchen and bath industry using cost analysis of materials, components, appliances, fixtures and finishes.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

To prepare students to conduct in-depth cost analysis of materials and labor costs for kitchen and bath installations. This course will further student’s ability to critically analyze and compare materials as they relate to energy usage, safety and promotion of public welfare. Further it will enable students to develop professional project management skills, calculate material quantities and costs, order cabinetry, fixtures, equipment and products, research environmentally responsible materials and finishes, and supervise the installation of residential kitchen and bath projects. Properly estimating budgets will assist designers in critically assessing appropriate products and finishes that meet not only aesthetics and desired functionality of the space but also adhere to inherent budgetary constraints.

Core Course Topics
  1. Kitchen and bath cabinetry construction, dimensions, materials and finishes, door framing, styles and hardware
  2. Cabinetry nomenclature
  3. Calculate quantities and estimate product and material costs for finishes, fixtures, appliances, materials and finishes
  4. Cost of purchasing various ktichen/bath products including: installation, maintenance, energy usage, and environmental impact.
  5. Budgeting and estimating methodologies
  6. Scheduling and construction timeline for kitchen and bath projects
  7. Supervision and managment of construction projects
  8. Environmentally resonsible kitchen and bath design
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Exhibit basic knowledge of kitchen and bath cabinetry construction, dimensions, materials and finishes, door framing, styles and hardware.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of industry standard cabinetry nomenclature.
  3. Analyze residential kitchen and bath floor plans and mechanical plans to calculate quantities and prepare detailed material and product specifications.
  4. Compare materials for kitchen and bath installations as they relate to cost, energy usage, safety and user needs.
  5. Illustrate budgeting and estimating skills in kitchen and bath construction projects through written documentation.
  6. Employ organizational skills through the creation of a written timeline for the evolution of a kitchen or bath project from initial client contact through project completion.
  7. Evaluate how the installation process impacts an interior design professional’s ability to work effectively with contractors and subcontractors.
  8. Compare aesthetic and functional characteristics of various green/sustainable kitchen and bath products, materials, construction and installation methods.
General Information

Course is no longer required to maintain our Affiliated status with the National Kitchen and Bath Association. This course has not been offered by the department for over 5 years. Currently the Program Coordinator has been submitting Substitutions for this course for those in the Certificate program. INTR 182 was substituted for INTR 185 for the last 5 years.

INTR 182--Interior Design Materials and Components will officially replace INTR 185 as the required materials course for HFC's Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate of Achievement.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Assignments and Exercises:

  • Quizzes and exams
  • Field Research—Kitchen and Bath Showrooms
  • Kitchen or Bath Project Schedule
  • Estimate Cost for Kitchen or Bath Project
General Course Requirements and Recommendations
  • Calculation Assignments (quantities and costs for Kitchen/Bath flooring, counter-tops, cabinetry)
  • Quizzes and Exams
  • Document field research to multiple kitchen and bath showrooms
  • Prepare detailed kitchen or bath project schedule
    • Client initial interview through punch list and project completion
    • Identify and schedule contractors and subcontractors
    • Specify products and delivery dates
    • Create a timeline for demolition, rough construction, installation, and finish carpentry
    • Prepare a cost estimate for the above specified kitchen or bath project


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Determined by department

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
Deactivation Date
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date