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Housing, Interiors & Furniture - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll find a series of short, informative and entertaining lessons that cover the foundations of housing options, interior design and furniture categories. As you progress through the chapter, you'll study real estate regulations, building codes, space planning strategies and much more. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Explain how the Department of Housing and Urban Development regulates real estate
- Compare types of housing options, building ordinances and codes
- Define residential interior design
- Outline the process off space planning in interior design
- Recognize environmental risks and hazards in real estate
- Name furniture categories and explain furniture's importance in interior design
- Assess dining room furniture styles
Accompanying each lesson is a short quiz that's designed to reinforce your understanding of the material. The chapter is completely self-paced, and your dashboard will keep track of your progress. Use any Internet-connected device to study, and don't hesitate to submit questions to our subject-matter experts if you have any.
1. How HUD Regulates Real Estate
Federal law prohibits housing discrimination and supports affordable housing. In this lesson, you'll learn the role the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plays in preventing discrimination and ensuring affordable housing.
2. Types of Housing: Overview & Examples
Everybody lives somewhere. Some live in a house while others live in an apartment. But did you know that you can actually live in a house by purchasing stocks from housing cooperatives? Learn about this and other types of housing in this lesson.
3. What is Residential Interior Design?
Interior design is a very important part of architecture. However, just as there are multiple kinds of buildings, there are multiple kinds of design. In this lesson, we'll talk about residential interior design and see how it is used to define interior spaces.
4. Interior Design & Space Planning
Space planning is fundamental to interior design. In this lesson, you'll learn why space planning is important, what it means and involves, and how the process works within the phases of design.
5. Environmental Health Hazards & Risks in Real Estate
There are many environmental hazards and risks that are very important in Real Estate. Many of these hazards have disclosure laws while some do not. Real estate buyers and/or tenants need a real estate agent that is informed enough to ensure they are buying safe property.
6. Building Ordinances & Codes: Definition, Types & Purpose
Sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants and investors in real estate need to be aware of local building codes. In this lesson, you'll learn what building codes are, some common types, their purpose and importance.
7. Types of Furniture: Categories & Examples
Furniture plays a big role in the comfort, aesthetics, and functionality of our living spaces, so in this lesson we're going to get to know it a bit better. We'll explore a few major categories of furniture and look at some examples within each one.
8. Importance of Furniture in Interior Design
Furniture is an industrial design product. Furniture matters the most when designing a space. This lesson explains why, how, and when furniture is important in interior design.
9. Dining Room Furniture: Styles & Examples
Dining room furnishings come in many styles, but they are always designed for serving and eating a meal. In this lesson, we'll explore examples of the furniture used in dining rooms and how it can work with other elements to create an overall style.
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