Home & Design

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

NAR Survey: Design Shows Raise Buyer Expectations

Sixty-three percent of real estate pros say buyers requested a home resembling those staged on TV. Read more from the “2021 Profile of Home Staging."

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.

10 Ways the Kitchen is Evolving for Greater Efficiency, Health

As kitchens get a robust workout due to more people cooking and working at home, design professions have responded with chic, functional updates.

3 Telltale Signs of an Amateur Paint Job

Painting is one of the easiest DIY home improvements, with some of the best results, but there are techniques for doing it right.

Residential Styles & Structural Elements


Gable dormers have a gabled roof, with two sloping planes that meet at a central ridge. During the English Tudor period in the 16th century,...