Forever replacing bulbs might fast become an act of the past as long-lasting, energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) make their way into the marketplace.
Far from fickle, faucets function best when they’re running hot and cold. These modern fixtures prove their mettle by making it oh-so-easy to go with the flow.
If choosing paint colors doesn’t give you a headache, the fumes probably will—unless you pick from the growing array formulated to be easy on the body, the planet, and not least the eyes.
From sitting and sleeping to lolling and loitering, these new sleeper sofas are workaholics of relaxation—on either the day or the night shift.
I've searched all over for an interesting mailbox—something other than a large-mouthed bass with a fin for a flag. Are there any modern mailboxes out there?
Today’s dishwashers are quieter and more energy- and water-efficient than ever—giving you a little peace and quiet as well as peace of mind. The only thing they don’t do is unload...
Our homes generally celebrate design you can see, but throw open the closet doors and behold a new frontier. These five closet systems not only make getting dressed easier and folding laundry more...
Our dog is spending more time in bed than my husband; I think its time to get her one of her own. Can you recommend designs that a pampered pup will enjoy?
—Ella Zupen, San ...
There's nothing better than settling in to read the Sunday paper, but it's becoming difficult to enjoy with the ever-present clutter of publications getting in our way. Could you steer...
If you chase long afternoons lolling by the pool, with longer evenings of the same, there is only one piece of furniture on your mind. Ours too.
I've recently renovated my home office. While I could not be happier with the results, I cannot find an elegant solution for organizing the mess of cords behind my desk. Do you have a...
As the ill effects of many a mattress become crystal-clear, never before has the saying “You snooze, you lose” held more weight. Thankfully, there are some great options out there that...
Any way you slice it, toast makes the most of any loaf. But which of these worthy appliances will make toast of the competition?
For homemade ice cream! Whether you favor Kumquat-Poppy Seed or plain Vanilla, a home ice-cream maker lets you effortlessly craft a scoop that's made to order.
Bitter black brew got you down? Lackluster crema floating in your cup? With the assistance of an espresso expert, Dwell evaluates five home espresso machines that will help you tamp, pull, and...
I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Plastics.
Not all pictures are worth a thousand words. In fact, some barely warrant an “ugh,” which is why the ever-irreverent digital camera has become the favored archivist for the vain, but...
Listening to your favorite music—–from that “Blame It on the Rain” cassingle to an 8-track of Tusk—–used to be a pretty straightforward task.
Reflections have captivated us (literally!) for as long as we've had intellect enough for self-awareness. Here are six mirrors that will reflect well on any room.
This dinner guest is always invited, but doesn’t eat or drink, and never joins the conversation. But long after the party’s over, it will still be at the table. Our favorite dining...
I'm sick of living like a slob. Now that I've finally got a nice place to hang my hat, I need something to hang it on. Can you recommend some off-the-hook coatracks that don't look l...
I'd like to grow edible herbs and plants, but since I live in a tiny apartment with no outdoor space, I'm looking for a garden I can grow on my kitchen counter. Can you help?
We'd like to get a modern-looking birdhouse. Which ones will look best in our backyard?
—Erik Edwards, St. Louis, Missouri
I'm tired of my old generic broom. Are there any specialized products on the market that are both hip and functional?
—Edward Charles, Austin, Texas
I've been hearing a lot about air purifiers lately. Are they really helpful, and are there any that won't stick out like a sore thumb in my living room?
Dee Koufax, Minnetonka, M...