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January 4, 2013
Our “Modern for Less” issue is packed with ideas for wallets big and small. From trimming expenses without sacrificing quality during a renovation to a roundup of products that will give you the most bang for your buck, Dwell uncovers all the insider tips and tricks to help your home look luxe for less. Find it on newsstands now or order a digital edition here.
Dwell magazine February 2013 cover

The February 2013 "Modern for Less" issue is available on newsstands now.

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Modern living room in Brooklyn with exposed brick wall
Baked in Brooklyn

Featured on New York Magazine and Dwell’s City Modern home tour, this 1899 townhouse was renovated by architect Ben Bischoff of MADE. Designed for the owners of Boerum Hill’s One Girl Cookies, Bischoff transforms the gutted home into a sunny loftlike space. Learn how they chose where to scrimp and where to splurge and get inspired by Bischoff’s custom designs.

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Matthew Williams
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Aerial view of renovated barns in Sweden
The Simple Life

World-renowned architect and designer duo, Mette Lyng Hansen of CF Møller and Mads Odgård redefine the concept of elbow grease with their vernacular-inspired renovation of historic barns in the Swedish countryside.

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Åke E:son Lindman
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Modern dining room with floor to ceiling glass walls and stone floor
Family Empire

At $70 per square foot, this tropical paradise in Cocoyoc, Mexico, was able to accommodate two families’ needs and budgets. The clean, simple material palette of wood and concrete, as well as architect Joaquin Castillo's smart reuse strategies, contributed to an airy vacation home with money leftover to spring for a killer kitchen.

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Mauricio Alejo
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Modern living room with blonde wood floors, white walls, and blue sofa
Such Great Heights

Tina and Matthew Ford of Shade Development collaborate with investor Holden Shannon to hit the sweet spot of mass production. This series of nine row homes in Houston Heights takes advantage of economies of scale with a little help from a Dwell favorite, interior designer Barbara Hill.

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Jack Thompson
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Minimalist cabin with blue facade
Short Stack

A tiny cabin in the Wisconsin Woods makes a big impact with Johnsen & Schmaling's innovative stacked design. The resulting cozy abode is stylish and durable, with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

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Narayan Mahon
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Plus, don’t miss:

Our roundup of the hottest new products from $12 to $895, an Argentinean shop with a chair that works as well in MoMA's collection as it does in your home, and a luxury designer’s stab at affordable design in Mexico City.

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Originally appeared in Keep Calma
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Dwell magazine February 2013 cover

The February 2013 "Modern for Less" issue is available on newsstands now.

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