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...
Breathe Easy With These Tried-and-True Solutions for Indoor Air Pollution
It’s a global crisis, but there are ways to protect yourself.
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.
The Eco-Friendly Guide to Upgrading an Existing Home
The greenest home is the one you already have.
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.
Dwell on This: Start an Indoor Herb Garden
Instead of tossing those scraps in the compost bin, invest in your own countertop harvest.
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.
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.
The Smartest Way to Buy Furniture Online
Avoid unwanted surprises and dodge disappointment by following these six easy tips for buying furniture online.
Dwell On This: Float Your Furniture
That statement sofa wasn’t meant to be a wallflower.
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...
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...
Dwell On This: Knock Out These Storage Hacks This Weekend
These quick, easy ways to clear clutter will have you wondering why you didn’t do them sooner.
The Beginner’s Guide to Propagating Houseplants
Want to get back to nature, but can’t leave your apartment? Become a plant parent.
Dwell On This: Ditch Your Extraneous Kitchen Gadgets
Be honest—are you really using that herb infuser?
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 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...
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.
Restoring the Vintage Fixtures in My Rental Is an Easy—and Satisfying—Improvement
With a little elbow grease, a few YouTube tutorials, and only a couple harrowing missteps, I’m bringing my apartment back to its...
You—Yes, You—Can Build This Simple Stool in a Weekend
Builder Jeff Waldman’s take on a Bauhaus-inspired stool is a surprisingly doable DIY for the novice woodworker.
Yes, Your Low-Light Plants Need (Some) Light to Thrive
Even if you live in a cave, there’s a way to give your plants the light they need to live.
How Much Should You Spend on Kitchen Countertops?
Top designers dish on the best countertop materials for your kitchen—and their attendant price tags.
Tech Talk: 4 Smart-Home Upgrades You Can Make in a Weekend
You’ve heard the phrase “work smarter, not harder.” Here are quick, easy smart-home improvements you can knock out in one weekend.
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...
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.
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,...
You (Yes, You) Can Stage Your House for Sale Yourself
Before hiring a professional, look around your house and see what you can do with what you already have.
How Much Should You Spend on a Duvet?
Top interior designers weigh in on what to look for in a duvet cover or insert—and what it should ultimately cost.
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...
Dwell On This: Level Up Your Cabinet Hardware
From kitchen cabinets to bedroom dressers, your furniture could benefit from some sprucing up.
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...
Dwell on This: Spring-Clean Your Indoor Air Quality
Fling open those windows and get proactive about busting dust and allergens.
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.
How to Choose the Right Type of Kitchen Sink
Read on for all the pros and cons to keep in mind for an educated decision about installing a kitchen sink.
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.

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