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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...
Dwell On This: Wallpaper Isn’t Just for Walls
If the idea of committing to a full room of wallpaper seems daunting, try this on for size.
How Much Should You Spend on a Wall Sconce?
Wall sconces are versatile, space-saving fixtures that can act as functional art in the home.
Dwell On This: Command the Room With a Statement Art Piece
Don’t just default to a gallery wall.
Dwell On This: Be Strategic About Mirror Placement
Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s the fairest angle of them all?
Dwell On This: It’s Time to Mount Your Television
Hang your flat screen on the wall to instantly upgrade your home theater.
The Eco-Friendly Guide to Upgrading an Existing Home
The greenest home is the one you already have.
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...
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.
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...
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...
The Best Scandinavian-Inspired Paint Colors for Your Home, According to Experts
From traditional Falu red to buttercup yellows, these hues recall Nordic landscapes.
How Much Should You Spend on Kitchen Countertops?
Top designers dish on the best countertop materials for your kitchen—and their attendant price tags.
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...
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...
The Beginner’s Guide to Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors
Dreaming of your own veggie garden, but not sure where to start? Here’s how to sprout vegetable seedlings right on your...
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...
How Much Should You Spend on a Living Room Sofa?
Top interior designers weigh in on what to look for in a living room sofa—and what it should ultimately cost.
Give Your Home a Quick Refresh With This Room-by-Room Guide
When you’re not ready for an overhaul but still want to spruce up your space, sometimes changing one or two things can be...
Dwell On This: Start an Indoor Herb Garden
Instead of tossing those scraps in the compost bin, invest in your own countertop harvest.