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...
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...
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...
10 Essential Tips for Creating a Hardworking Home Office
Whether your home office consists of a designated room or a tight corner in your kitchen, there are certain key strategies for...
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.
24 Top-Tier Prefab Companies for Every Kind of Homebuyer
Going prefab? These companies make it a snap.
The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables
With the current pandemic comes the return of the victory garden. Here’s how to get started growing your own greens.
15 Lustrous Kitchens That Make Smart Use of Laminate Cabinets
Budget-friendly and versatile, laminate is a popular choice for kitchen cabinets.
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...
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...
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.
10 Design Tips for Kitchens, According to Expert Renovators
From design concept to installation, these 10 tips will guide you through your next kitchen remodel.
Dwell On This: It’s Time to Rearrange Your Plants
Need a change of scenery? Try forming new plant cliques.
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.
9 Effective Ways to Bring Sustainable Design Into the Home
See if you check off all the boxes when it comes to creating an eco-friendly household.
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 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.
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 Best Scandinavian-Inspired Paint Colors for Your Home, According to Experts
From traditional Falu red to buttercup yellows, these hues recall Nordic landscapes.
Dwell On This: How to Actually Organize Your Closet
Let’s just say, there’s room for improvement.
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...
Dwell On This: Upgrade Your Entryway
Step into a comfortable, clutter-free zone as soon as you enter the front door.
Dwell On This: Soundproof Your Bedroom
To stop tossing and turning, you have to tune out the noise.
How Much Should You Spend on a Kitchen Faucet?
Top designers give their advice about how to choose a stylish, functional faucet—and what it will cost.
What it Really Means When a Home Has Good Bones
Find out how to determine whether a home has “good...
Dwell On This: Don’t Be Shy—Paint Your Ceilings
Trade in that white canvas for a statement ceiling.
Dwell On This: Debrand Your Home
It’s like choosing an ad-free experience IRL.
How Japandi Design Can Bring Comfort and Simplicity to Your Home
Japanese and Scandinavian influences come together to produce a look that’s serene, organic, and refined.
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.
Dwell On This: Get Behind the Bidet
Here’s why you should upgrade your porcelain throne with a pampering washlet or bidet.
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.
Dwell On This: You Only Need These Three Knives
Any way you slice it, these are your kitchen essentials.
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.
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.
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.

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