6 Backyard Landscape Designs That Need Minimal Maintenance
These no-fuss landscaping ideas yield gardens that practically take care of themselves.
9 Critical Tips to Read Before Kicking Off a Home Renovation
These home renovation tips will help you avoid any unnecessary problems, costs, and headaches that can sometimes come along with...
The Definitive Guide to Prefab Home Companies in Your State
Prefab builders across the USA are striving for smarter, faster ways to make homes.
24 Top-Tier Prefab Companies for Every Kind of Homebuyer
Going prefab? These companies make it a snap.
Pros and Cons: 7 Kitchen and Bath Countertop Materials
We break down the benefits and costs of laminate, wood, concrete, stainless steel, engineered quartz, granite, and marble.
5 Vital Tips for Sticking to Your Renovation Budget
Keep things from getting out of hand with these insider tips.
5 Sustainable Design Terms You Should Know
Embodied energy, gray water, black water, carbon footprint—the list of sustainable design terms goes on and on, and we're here to...
A Landscape Designer's 5 Main Tips For Bringing the Outdoors In
A recent NASA study found that houseplants can remove up to 87 percent of air toxins within 24 hours, while other studies have...
6 Simple Ways to Boost Your Bathroom With Plant Power
At a time when stress levels are rising, adding a touch of greenery to the bathroom can elevate both your space and your mood.
6 Ways to Declutter and Free Up Space in Your Bedroom
A well-designed bedroom should encourage you to unwind and unplug from the chores and activities of the day and enjoy a deep,...
6 Essential Tips for Selecting the Perfect Dining Room Lighting
Adding a light fixture (or two) to your dining room is like putting the icing on a cake: it’s that final, special touch that can...
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...
7 Basic Types of Lighting Fixtures—and When to Use Them
From sconces and pendants to track lights, we illuminate the seven basic types of lighting fixtures.
Guide to the 5 Main Window Types You Should Know
Despite its humble origin as a mere unglazed hole in a wall or ceiling, the window today has evolved to be one of the most...
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.
6 Questions You Should Always Ask Before Hiring a General Contractor
Never hire a builder or contractor without first asking these essential questions.
7 ADUs You Can Buy Right Now for Less Than $100,000
Whether you need a guesthouse for Grandma or additional rental income, these dwellings starting at $26,000 provide extra space...
5 Architectural Tricks and Devices to Bring Natural Light Into Your Home
It’s a common desire to have as much natural light in your home as possible—but it’s not always that easy to achieve.
The 7 Main Roof Types—and What You Need to Know About Them
Whether it’s flat, gabled, butterfly, shed, gambrel, mansard, or hipped, the shape of a roof can have serious design and...
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Kitchens
From backsplashes to built-ins, or the best knife sets to even better cooktops, these resources will help guide you on your...
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.
What’s the Most Overlooked Feature When Planning a Kitchen Renovation?
We turned to our panel of Dwell Pros for the answer—here's what they said.
How to Pick the Perfect Rug for Your Space
We’ve got the scoop on everything you ever wanted to know about designing with rugs.
7 Smart ADUs and Additions That Cost as Little as $18K
From a shingled studio in Minneapolis to a two-bedroom guesthouse in L.A., these backyard projects are something to emulate.
The Smartest Way to Buy Furniture Online
Avoid unwanted surprises and dodge disappointment by following these six easy tips for buying furniture online.
7 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Safer—and Smarter
Sleep sounder with these connected gadgets offering 24/7 protection.
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.
Interior Designer Lauren Geremia Shares Her Tips for a Bedroom Revamp
The San Francisco–based designer explains what to invest in—and where to experiment.
Material Guide: The Benefits of Building With Concrete
After an unprecedented year of earthquakes, hurricanes, and fires, a bright light has been shed on the benefits of building with...
Think Small With This Gigantic Guide to Tiny Homes
Downsizing your life? Big benefits await.
Practicing Sustainability Is Easier Than You Think With These Handy Guides
It’s simple to make lasting changes to your home, wardrobe, and everyday life that are kind to the planet.
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 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.
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...
Architects Share Helpful Tips From Their Own Home Renovations
These expert insights will help you navigate the dos and don’ts of the remodel process.
How to Design a Room That Grows Up With Your Kids
Creating a children’s space that won’t be instantly outgrown is all about finding the fun in functionality.

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