What is the conventional way to measure "square feet" to be multiplied by the advertised price per square foot?
This is a description of the method my contractor is using
(1) First divide the counter up into rectangles in the obvious way -- the piece along each wall is a rectangle, the backsplash pieces are rectangles, etc.
(2) Calculate the square footage of each rectangle.
(3) For the corner cabinet, which is a 33 inch corner, calculate it as a 33' by 33' square. (In other words, add the triangular piece they're going to lop off.
(4) Round each measurement up to the next square foot.
(5) Add them up.
The devil is in the details -- number 4 in particular -- at $60 a square foot, the rounding up makes a big difference.
Does anyone know if this is standard?
Thanks very much.