design Archive

Smart Design Advice From Real People

A soon-to-be-released home design guide from the Young House Love couple shows how friendly advice need not be stuffy, messy, or boilerplate. ...
August 20, 2015

The Search for the Perfect Kitchen

I’ve seen a lot of ugly kitchens the past few weeks. My husband and I recently started searching for a new home, and let me tell you, folks: It ain’t pretty. Now, let me preface this with a few...
April 20, 2015

The Evolution of Attention

As soon as I started tracking analytics, I found myself watching the way that I browse websites and read marketing e-mails. I couldn’t help it! I began taking mental note of practices that made me want to click away...
March 16, 2015

What Do You Know About American Houses?

The short vocabulary quiz I created after paging through Barron’s Real Estate Handbook back in September was so popular that I’d been meaning to create another. And in a serendipitous moment, A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive...
October 4, 2013

Practicing ‘Cabinology’ All Year Round

Dale Mulfinger inspires with more than 240 pages of beautiful photos of cabins from all over the U.S., with detailed floor plans and site illustrations that set it apart from your average coffee table book....
September 27, 2013

Accessible Homes: Not Just a Niche Anymore

Being able to point out features that make a home accessible is part of your job as a real estate professional. You can also help steer sellers looking into pre-sale or staging modifications away from changes that will unnecessarily...
October 26, 2012

One House, Two Homes

By Agnes Masnik, Freelance Writer for REALTOR® Magazine More than 10,000 Baby Boomers a day are turning 65 starting this year, according to the Pew Research Center. And home owners are responding to changes in the economy by exploring...
September 26, 2011