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  1. There’s No Place Like Home
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    There’s No Place Like Home

    Telecommuting may let you answer email in your underwear, but is the home office all it’s cracked up to be?

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    02.01.09

  2. My Place in the Sun
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    My Place in the Sun

    Envious of the energy savings accrued by neighbors with solar panels on their roofs, but unsure how to go about putting up your own panels? Jennifer Roberts writes about the how, where, and why of...

    written by: Jennifer Roberts
    02.02.09

  3. Wooler Mills House
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    Wooler Mills House

    The first misconception about going solar is that it is expensive.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  4. 101 Prefab
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    101 Prefab

    Everything you wanted to know about prefab but were afraid to ask! We've tapped the brain behind popular web resource FabPreFab to explain the birds and bees of manufactured housing.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    04.16.09

  5. 101 Architectural Movements
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    101 Architectural Movements

    Which comes first, the movement or the manifesto? From Arts and Crafts to eco-design, a 7-step guide to design movements.

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.22.09

  6. 101: Kitchens
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    101: Kitchens

    From IKEA-mania and back to the farm, we wonder if the perfect kitchen might be an oxymoron.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    02.22.09

  7. 101 Home Buying / Selling
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    101 Home Buying / Selling

    You—yes, YOU—can buy (or sell) your own home. Here's how.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    02.22.09

  8. 101 Being Green
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    101 Being Green

    Even for sustainability's greatest proponents, going green isn't necessarily a walk in the park. Dwell explores what it takes to be truly environmental.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.25.10

  9. 101 Alternative Energy
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    101 Alternative Energy

    From the Aquastar to zero-energy homes, we present an A-to-Z guide of green power tips and home energy savings.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.25.09

  10. 101 Solar
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    101 Solar

    Dare we say "enlightening"? Be it passive or aggressive, find out what solar energy can do for you.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.25.09

  11. Our Renovation
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    Our Renovation

    Every night I said, “Trust me, sweetheart, this is going to be amazing, beautiful, fantastic

    written by: Peter Moore Smith
    02.26.09

  12. Clever Details Increase Property Value
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    Clever Details Increase Property Value

    Doing something unique can increase a home’s resale value.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  13. Strategic Changes Make a Big Impression
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    Strategic Changes Make a Big Impression

    Designer Francois Lévy and his wife, Julie, bought an abandoned 1904 train depot and transported it 50 miles to an inner-city lot 
in Austin, Texas.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  14. 101 Renovation
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    101 Renovation

    The agony and ecstasy of home renovations, featuring case studies, caveats, and true confessions.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  15. 101 Landscape Architecture
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    101 Landscape Architecture

    A brief history of landscape architecture, from Birnbaum to Walter to Coen.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  16. 101 Design-Build
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    101 Design-Build

    Demystifying design-build: Where does design stop and building begin? Plus, tools of the trade.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  17. Design, Build, and Beyond
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    Design, Build, and Beyond

    An increasing number of contributors to our ever-expanding built world are referring to their practices as design-build. That means that the same minds and hands do both the designing and the...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  18. Design-Build Explained
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    Design-Build Explained

    How does design-build affect the project? the process? the client? Here, the principals of five thriving design-build firms weigh in

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  19. Tools of the Trade
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    Tools of the Trade

    Design-build practices invest considerable time in setting up shop and tremendous capital in tools. Three basic categories of shop work dominate almost every project: cutting, assembly, and...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  20. 101 Home Office
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    101 Home Office

    Work is work, but working from home is better, especially if you have the right setup.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    03.01.09

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