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The Ultimate Home Design Quiz
by Staff
From picking out the best materials and colors to staying on a budget, home design can be a full-time job. Being a well-rounded expert requires knowledge in energy efficiency, feng shui and even chemistry. Do you have what it takes to design a home?

The baby boomer generation is embracing universal design of homes, meaning:

  • a design that is a combination of many cultures' architectural styles
  • a design that looks the same throughout a neighborhood
  • a design meant for everyone, regardless of ability or age

Which kind of prefab home consists of units constructed in factories?

  • manufactured homes
  • modular homes
  • Sears homes

Which of the following would be a bad place to keep a home library?

  • the basement
  • the attic
  • both of the above

If you want to design a room to feel calming, what color would be best?

  • blue
  • orange
  • green

Which of the following is the greenest furniture choice?

  • hand-crafted furniture
  • mass-produced furniture
  • antiques

Which of the following is not an advantage of laminate kitchen countertops?

  • it's economical
  • it resists stains
  • it resists nicks

Which of the following versions of feng shui have to do with proper placement in relation to topography and water formations?

  • Form School
  • Compass School
  • Black Hat

Which of the following is not an advantage to building a straw bale house?

  • straw is a renewable resource
  • construction is cheaper
  • it has better energy efficiency

What do you call pre-fabricated, triangulated wooden structures used to support the roof of a house?

  • trusses
  • stability bracings
  • bearers

What's the name of the map used in feng shui?

  • yin and yang map
  • lo shu map
  • bagua map