Guides & How Tos

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.

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...
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 collection.
How to Buy a Shipping Container
You've decided to join the shipping container revolution.

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