Trendsetters are on the lookout for kitchens that incorporate some of the hottest new materials. A countertop, backsplash, or floor in a dazzling material may be just what’s needed to give a room a stylish kick and spur a sale.
A charming, retro space-saver is back in style. The Murphy bed, which can be flipped up inside a closet or cabinet when not in use, provides versatility in dwellings ranging from studios to country homes.
Amid all of the challenges of listing a home during the holidays, there is one big plus: Most buyers who are actively looking at this time of year are serious. The following tips will help sellers achieve the right decorating balance.
Lustrons, prefabricated ranch-style houses made entirely of steel, are collectibles not unlike old record players or vintage automobiles. For buyers who value history and novelty in their homes, Lustrons are an option that's sure to please.
These days, every house or apartment is going to have an electrical system of one sort or another. Understanding the basics of these systems will help you evaluate homes and knowledgeably answer questions from prospective buyers.
Water can do great things for a back yard. Whether it’s rippling in a swimming pool, bubbling in a creek, or splashing down a fountain, water features can add a luxurious look, block undesired noise, and create a tranquil ambiance for home owners.
To be one of the first in your community to build a Skywater, Bonita, or Vallonia model in the 1920s and '30s would be akin to assembling a Martha Stewart-brand home now. The completed construction would make your home the talk of the neighborhood and demonstrate that you owned the latest and greatest in design and technology.
Porches, decks, and patios also are getting swankier, the equivalent of outdoor rooms with sophisticated furnishings and all the bells and whistles. Here's how to get these outdoor spaces the attention they deserve.