Home & Design

Design trends and staging tips to help you get homes sold faster and for more money

Fix These Problems Before Taking Listing Photos

Tall vases, small rugs, and mismatched lightbulbs should be removed before a photo shoot, say real estate photographers.

Backyard Envy: Spotlight the Outdoors in Your Listings

Homeowners are showing a desire for more greenery, BBQ areas, and lounge seating to spruce up these spaces.

4 Easy Ways to Light Up Your Listings

Home stagers show how lighting can improve a home’s presentation for showings and online photos.

As Remodeling Surges, Electrical Issues Become Nuisance

Some buyers may want a pre-inspection to evaluate an older home with potential problems before making an offer, real estate pros say.

Design Trends

Different types of lightbulbs

Getting the Right Light

Energy-saving technology has made choosing bulbs much more complicated. Here’s how to make the smartest and most flattering choices for a home.

Staging Strategies

Residential Styles & Structural Elements


Saltbox roofs are typical of colonial architecture in New England. A saltbox house is two stories high in the front and has a low sloping...