How-To & Guides

If you’re ready to funnel your ideas and inspiration into your own project, Dwell is here to help with resources, guides, and how-tos. These articles give you practical advice and information about everything from the best types of tile for your kitchen renovation to interior design tricks for creating a polished, midcentury modern look.

How to Shape a Shoji, Step by Step
How to Shape a Shoji, Step by Step
Every order Miya Shoji receives is different, but the procedure follows the same rough pattern each time.
- 4 years ago
How to Build an Outdoor Shower
There's still enough time this summer to do a little DIY and build an outdoor shower in your yard.
Show Me How to Hygge
Show Me How to Hygge
The Danish trend that’s sweeping the nation might not have an English translation, but it offers a unique approach when it comes to home design.
- 3 years ago
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.
How to Update a Midcentury Modern Gem
Midcentury completists score the ultimate catch: a 1959 post-and-beam fixer-upper in which to showcase their sprawling furniture collection.
How to Buy a Shipping Container
You’ve decided to join the shipping container revolution.