The Beginner’s Guide to Propagating Houseplants
Want to get back to nature, but can’t leave your apartment? Become a plant parent.
How to Recognize Different Wood Species: A Guide to the 10 Most Common Types
Read on if you want to sound like a pro at identifying some of the most common species of wood.
The Best Scandinavian-Inspired Paint Colors for Your Home, According to Experts
From traditional Falu red to buttercup yellows, these hues recall Nordic landscapes.
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...
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.
The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables
Creating and maintaining your own edible garden is easier than you think. Here’s how to get started growing your own greens.
A Guide to Ceramic Versus Porcelain Tile
Though tile can be found everywhere these days, it's hard to distinguish the difference between ceramic and porcelain and where...
24 Top-Tier Prefab Companies for Every Kind of Home Buyer
Going prefab? These companies make it a snap.
How Much Should You Spend on Kitchen Countertops?
Top designers dish on the best countertop materials for your kitchen—and their attendant price tags.
8 Ways to Master the Cozy Danish Concept of Hygge in Your Home
From wooly throws and warm cups of tea to roaring fires and candles galore—the creators of Hygge Life reveal easy, affordable...
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.
Dwell On This: Here’s What to Do With That Neglected Fireplace
Think outside the hearth.
Dwell On This: Make Room for Meditation
Create a restorative space for the ultimate “me time.”
How to Plant a Garden That Looks Good Year-Round
Just because summer’s ending doesn’t mean that your garden has to look like it is, too.
Building an Addition? Here’s How to Avoid Disaster
Expanding the footprint of your house might seem like a smaller project, but planning-wise, it’s as intense as doing a full reno.
Composting for Absolute Beginners
How to build (and tend) your very own pile of green gold.
In Defense of Filth
A compost evangelist explains why the stuff that powers our planet is anything but icky.
How to Become the Best Plant Parent Ever
Indoor plants need a little more than water, light, and love. Here’s what you can do to help yours thrive.
They Bought the Home of Their Dreams. Then They Had to Figure Out How to Make It Theirs
The new owners of this modernist Dutchess County home approached it by making intentional furniture choices and focusing in on...
What Is a California Room?
It’s not a screened in porch, and it’s not a covered deck—get the glory of the outdoors, but mostly inside.
Learn to Love (or Lose) the Bees in Your Home
If there are bees in your walls, don’t panic—here’s what you can do, instead.
Everything You Need to Know About Linen, Your New Favorite Fabric
Also known as one of the world’s oldest textiles, linen is taking the spotlight in home decor.
How to Settle Design Disputes Without Getting a Divorce
When you and your partner just can’t agree on what color to paint the walls, treating your conversations like therapy can help...
How to Use Smart Tech to Help Your Garden Thrive
Is AI the future of gardening? If you use it wisely, it could be.
How One TV Writer Made Her Own Thriving Garden Oasis
“Baby Geniuses” podcast host Emily Heller's bountiful backyard grew from a few raised beds, hard work, and some mistakes along...
Let the Sun Shine In With an Expertly-Placed Skylight
Figuring out where to punch a hole in your roof can seem daunting, but these architects have plenty of ideas, whether you’re...
How to Protect Birds From the Scourge of Windows
Some small adjustments to your living space will make a big difference to theirs.
What's the Best Way to Keep Your Junk Drawer Organized?
You're going to need a label maker, some well-designed dividers, and an open mind.
Every Possible Way to Dispose of an Old Mattress
Mattresses don’t last forever, and they’re a pain to handle once they’re done—but you have more options than you think for...
How to Buy a Fake Christmas Tree that Will Actually Bring You Joy
Get over yourself (if you need to) and get a tree that will last you a lifetime.
How One Influencer Created a French-Chateau Vibe in Her Greenpoint Rental
Brigette Muller’s “abundance mindset” renovations may not be realistic for every renter, but her DIY tips can still help make...
Everything You Need to Know to Make Moving Less Miserable
It can feel like reinventing the wheel each time you change dwellings.
A Comprehensive Guide on How to Handle the Pesky Vermin Invading Your Home
Is that a cockroach or a water bug or neither? (And more importantly, how do I get rid of it?)