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The Definitive Guide to Prefab Home Companies in Your State
Prefab builders across the USA are striving for smarter, faster ways to make homes.
How to Create the Best Home Office for Your Living Situation
Whether you’re battling noise or are short on space, these guides can turn your office into a distraction-free zone.
The Smartest Way to Buy Furniture Online
Avoid unwanted surprises and dodge disappointment by following these six easy tips for buying furniture online.
How to Build a Floating Shelf
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7 Big Lessons to Learn From Tiny Home Design
Acclaimed for being sustainable, affordable, and adorable residences, tiny homes are also superb teachers when it comes to...
5 Essential Design Tools to Visualize Your Next Project
Consider these five design tools the next time you’re embarking on a new design project.
50 Brilliant Backsplash Ideas for Your Kitchen Renovation
From “disco” tile to high-gloss glass, this parade of beautiful backsplashes will help you take your kitchen from average to...
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A recent NASA study found that houseplants can remove up to 87 percent of air toxins within 24 hours, while other studies have...
The Ultimate Guide to Prefab: 65 Resources by Location, Construction, and Price
Prefab is part of Dwell’s DNA—build a better future with our veritable tome of all things prefab.
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We turned to our panel of Dwell Pros for the answer—here's what they said.
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From defining the scope of work to knowing when to compromise, here's what you need to know about working with an interior...
Breathe Easy With These Tried-and-True Solutions for Indoor Air Pollution
It’s a global crisis, but there are ways to protect yourself.
How to Choose the Right Vanity For Your Bathroom
These seven tips will provide you with everything you need to know for selecting a new vanity that fits your space, style, and...
The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need for Spring Cleaning
If you’ve gotten the spring cleaning fever, put that newfound energy into good use with this ultimate eight-step guide.
14 Backyard Landscape Designs That Need Minimal Maintenance
These no-fuss landscaping ideas yield gardens that practically take care of themselves.
The Dos and Don’ts of Shipping Container Homes
It’s easy to buy into the hype around shipping container homes, but there are some fundamentals you should know before going all...
Is it Easy Being Green? The Costs and Benefits of Green Roofs
A green roof cools your home in the summer, insulates in the winter, and has far-reaching benefits for the community, but keeping...
24 Top-Tier Prefab Companies for Every Kind of Home Buyer
Going prefab? These companies make it a snap.
Thinking About Building a Prefab Home? Here’s What You Need to Know
The appeal of a prefab house is clear, but the process of getting one is not.
What it Really Means When a Home Has Good Bones
Find out how to determine whether a home has “good bones.”
Top 10 Questions to Ask a Contractor During an Interview
Rest assured knowing your renovation project is in good hands by asking a potential contractor these key questions during an...
55 Bright Ideas for Bedroom Ceiling Lighting
Create a peaceful ambiance in your bedroom with these exemplary ceiling lighting designs.
How to Build a Fire Pit
It’s not summer without a backyard s’mores station.
Experts Reveal the Top 10 Things to Consider Before Investing in a Fixer-Upper
Itching to take a crack at fixing up an old, run-down property? Read these renovation tips first.
We Asked 13 Designers to Share Their Work-From-Home Setups and Tips
Peek inside some of our favorite designers’ home offices, and get their tips for creating a successful WFH setup (or mindset) of...
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Home, According to Three Experts
Buying a home is a longstanding goal for many, but the process of finding the perfect property and claiming it as your own can be...
How to Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets
Trade in those warped doors and stained shelves for a crisp new look.
How Much Should You Spend on an Area Rug?
Our experts advise on choosing an area rug by pile, construction, size, and placement—and how much it’ll cost.
How a Designer Created a Jungle-Themed Barscape for Less Than $4,000
An awkward, unused space is transformed into something functional and beautiful with just a portion of what a full bar would cost.
Tile Talk: 5 Most Popular Shapes and How to Use Them
We bring you the long and short (and round) of the typical shapes that tiles come in.
Everyone Loves a Good Ikea Hack: These 3 Classic Pieces Show Why
There’s a reason people have been customizing the Swedish meatball purveyor’s furniture for decades.
My Furniture Designer-Dealer Is the Unsung Hero of My Renovation
When I wanted a wardrobe that could do double duty as a bed frame and more, I went custom—with some assistance from an expert.
Paint Your House Anything But White: Kitchen Edition
We asked a designer for some colorful options—and she found a hue for you, whether it’s greige, chartreuse, or something in...
You—Yes, You—Can Build This Simple Stool in a Weekend
Builder Jeff Waldman’s take on a Bauhaus-inspired stool is a surprisingly doable DIY for the novice woodworker.

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