About the Author

Richard Taylor is a residential architect based in Dublin, Ohio and is a contributor to Zillow Blog. Connect with him at Richard Taylor Residential Architects.

Stories by Richard Taylor

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Raise a Roof? Raise a Ceiling? You Betcha!

If you think you need more space in your home, you might be thinking about adding to the back, to […]


Colonial or Craftsman? The Basics of American Home Style

A quick guide to some of the more popular homes styles in American history.


Three Keys to Preparing for Successful Remodeling Project

How do you communicate your ideas to your architect, and to the people who’ll be building the walls and installing the counter-tops?


How To Get an Architectural Review Board to Approve Your Home Design or Remodeling Project

If you’re planning on building a custom home in a new development or remodeling a home in an older neighborhood, you’ll likely to find your plans subject to design review.

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How to Add Space to Your Home Without Adding Square Footage

Space is something our culture can’t seem to stop talking about – office space, parking space, even personal space – […]

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What is Quality Construction?

A friend of mine put me on the spot a few years ago when she asked me over to take […]

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How to Talk to an Architect

Communication is everything in home design and at the start of a project it’s critically important for the architect and […]

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Does Your Home Have "Green" in its DNA?

Designing a new home is part art, part science.  It takes both to make a house that’s energy-efficient, uses less […]

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