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The Eco-Friendly Guide to Upgrading an Existing Home
The greenest home is the one you already have.
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...
5 Vital Tips for Sticking to Your Renovation Budget
Keep things from getting out of hand with these insider tips.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
How to Work With an Architect
Use this as a guide to finding the right architect for your new home or renovation—and what to expect during the process.
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...
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...
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...
Material Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Terrazzo
Although the origins of terrazzo go back to ancient Egypt, the material as we know it today was developed by builders in Venice,...
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...
Dwell On This: Start an Indoor Herb Garden
Instead of tossing those scraps in the compost bin, invest in your own countertop harvest.
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...
Dwell On This: Upgrade Your Entryway
Step into a comfortable, clutter-free zone as soon as you enter the front door.
15 Lustrous Kitchens That Make Smart Use of Laminate Cabinets
The budget-friendly and versatile material is a popular choice for good reason.
What Does Opting Into Home Automation Mean for Privacy?
With the rapid evolution of the smart home, has privacy become just another setting?
Dwell on This: It’s Time to Mount Your Television
Hang your flat screen on the wall to instantly upgrade your home theater.
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.
Dwell On This: Make Your Bedroom a Device-Free Zone
Don’t be held captive by screens in your own sanctuary.
Building 101: How to Work With a Contractor to Create Your Dream Home
Here's what you need to know before undergoing a building project with a contractor but no architect.
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.
Three Interior Designers Discuss the Dynamics of Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash
Emily Henderson, Bobby Berk, and Katie Hodges give their expert advice on what you need to know when considering color, design,...
How Much Should You Spend on Dinnerware?
Whether it be earthy stoneware or durable enamel, here’s how to select—and budget for—a tasteful setting.
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 to Design a Kitchen That’s Ideal for Entertaining
Besides being a place for food preparation and cooking, your kitchen can be a prime social zone where your friends and family can...
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.
Breathe Easy With These Tried-and-True Solutions for Indoor Air Pollution
It’s a global crisis, but there are ways to protect yourself.
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...
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...
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 Build a Floating Shelf
So you can take the perfect shelfie.
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.
Building 101: How to Work With an Interior Designer
From defining the scope of work to knowing when to compromise, here's what you need to know about working with an interior...