trends Archive

5 Design Trends You May Want to Avoid in Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Stagers are embracing some of the latest home design trends in freshening up homes for-sale (view this “Dressed to Sell” slideshow). But some trends, they’re thinking twice about incorporating. “If you’re too trendy,...

5 Deck Makeover Projects Under $300

Give sellers everything they need to transform their deck into that one feature of their home buyers can’t walk away from — without spending a fortune. Email a free article from the REALTOR® Content Resource: “5 Deck Makeover Projects...
July 11, 2014

Bath Remodels Draw Big Return: Share 10 Tips

Bathroom remodels ranked fifth on Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost v. Value report, with a 65.2 percent return on investment. But what’s a homeowner to do about a bathroom so small the term “water closet” is a pretty accurate description?...
October 25, 2013

Curious About Where Designers Get Their Inspiration Today?

By Erica Christoffer, multimedia Web producer, REALTOR® Magazine How do designers and stagers stay on top of the latest trends and solutions for home interiors? Check out Pinterest, a new social media site where members “pin” photos they like...
February 14, 2012

Dining Rooms Are Out, Social Areas Are In

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Households across the country are moving toward a more casual dining experience. While ease is a virtue, buyers also want technology-equipped, stylish spaces where their family members can come together. For all these reasons,...

Hot Design Trends Debut at International Builders’ Show

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Smaller spaces, energy efficiency, Earth tones, and outdoor entertainment are all the buzz as the latest design trends debut at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando this week. A survey of 2,000 consumers conducted...

5 Ways to Pair Function and Comfort

By Barbara Ballinger, Architecture Coach columnist Functionality is still a key driver when home owners spend thousands of dollars to build and remodel kitchens and bathrooms. But high performance shouldn’t exclude comfort — and fun. These products, which were...
July 23, 2010

7 Ways To Go Digital in the Kitchen and Bath

By Barbara Ballinger, Architecture Coach columnist   The increased use of digital applications to ensure consistency, safety, speed-cooking, and make bathing and kitchen work more enjoyable continued this year at the annual National Kitchen & Bath Association industry show....
May 25, 2010

10 Must-Have Features in New Homes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine So what home features are buyers asking for the most in their search for a new home? AVID Ratings Co., a firm that provides surveys and employee training to home builders across the...
February 1, 2010