May 24, 2018

Home & Design: Architecture Coach Articles

  • 03/01/2009

    As a real estate practitioner, your role is to help buyers and sellers understand the Victorian home’s variations so they can evaluate their options in the marketplace. You also benefit from the knowledge of how to best remodel, furnish, and stage Victorians for resale. Some buyers may also seek advice about building a Neo-Victorian house.

  • 02/01/2009

    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.

  • 01/01/2009

    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.

  • 12/01/2008

    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.

  • 10/01/2008

    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. 

  • 09/01/2008

    The design is no longer considered modern, but it is still practical for many of today’s buyers. Here’s a look at how the split-level came to be, and why it still deserves respect.

  • 08/01/2008

    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.

  • 07/01/2008

    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. 

  • 05/01/2008

    Conservatories extend the home visually by drawing in the surrounding landscape, appealing to all. Learn the history and some issues to consider when dealing with these bright, unique spaces.

  • 04/01/2008

    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.