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.

How to Save Historic Windows on an Existing Property
How to Save Historic Windows on an Existing Property
Along with bringing natural light into a home, windows also act as the building’s eyes, allowing the residents to look out into the world.
- 3 years ago
Pillow Guide: How to Choose the Right Pillow
Whether you want something super cushy or firmly flat, we’re here to save you from the tossing and turning uncertainty that comes with finding the perfect pillow.
How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious
We can’t change the size of our backyard, but there are many simple ways to make your outdoor space feel larger than it is.
Trend Report: 10 High-Tech, High-Design Bathroom Products for the New Decade
Trend Report: 10 High-Tech, High-Design Bathroom Products for the New Decade
The ’20s are shaping up to be a stylish and experimental decade, at least in the bathroom.
- 3 months ago
These Are the Cabinetry Colors to Look Out for in 2020
Designers Kate Newman, Jordan Cluroe, and Russell Whitehead share their color picks that’ll give your kitchen a fresh look for the new decade.
7 Prefab and Modular Home Companies to Know in Wisconsin
Serving Wisconsin, the Midwest, and beyond, these prefab home companies are focusing on quality materials, design, and fabrication.
28 Electrifying Ways to Use the Color Orange in Your Home
As these exuberant homes show, the secret to using this bold hue is balancing it with neutral tones, plenty of natural light, and a penchant for creativity.
15 Lustrous Kitchens That Make Smart Use of Laminate Cabinets
Budget-friendly and versatile, laminate is a popular choice for kitchen cabinets.
An Introduction to Home Gardening
Ever since Adam and Eve’s unfortunate eviction, their descendants have been plunging hands and seeds into the earth in hopes of bringing forth food, beauty, and the satisfaction...
Trend Report: The Best New Products Found at KBIS and IBS 2020
Whether you’re designing for indoors or out, these new products from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers will definitely add an edge to any residential project.
Build a Breezy A-Frame Shelter With These DIY Kits by Artist Jay Nelson
Build a Breezy A-Frame Shelter With These DIY Kits by Artist Jay Nelson
Each kit comes with a miniature model, two prints, and plans for building a shady backyard shelter in about a weekend’s time.
- 4 months ago
Create a Spa-Like Ambiance in Your Bathroom With These Designer Tips
These key features and smart design techniques can turn your bathroom into a relaxing and rejuvenating oasis.
Refresh Your Countertops With These Bold, New Surfaces
Make a statement with a striking, new counter for your kitchen or bathroom.
The Best Soaking Tubs to Rejuvenate Your Wellness Routine
Self-care requires all the senses, and these new bathtubs are as soothing to look at and touch as they are to soak in.
Goop’s Beauty Director Jean Godfrey-June on Making Your Bathroom a Wellness Refuge
We sat down with Godfrey-June to get the full scoop on how to make the bathroom your go-to place for relaxation and rejuvenation.
The Best New Barware to Shake Up Your Next Cocktail Party
Ingredients, recipes, and technique will get you a long way toward a good cocktail, but to really impress your guests, don’t forget presentation.
Master Mixologist Mr. Lyan’s Rules for Raising the Bar at Your Next Cocktail Party
We spoke with internationally renowned mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana about crafting the right cocktail for any occasion, necessary tools for an at-home bar, and his debut U.S....
The Best Kitchen Appliances for Your Improved Island
From vacuum-sealing drawers to cooktops, we've rounded up the best island-ready appliances.
Michelin-Starred Chef Dominique Crenn Shares the Secrets of Effortless Hosting
From her home just outside San Francisco, chef Dominique Crenn gives us the scoop on how to transform a simple meal for friends and family into an inimitable, welcoming experience.
Our Favorite Faucets to Upgrade Your Powder Room
These modern, geometric faucets are as timeless as the impression they will leave on your guests.
Interior Designer Delia Kenza Shares How to Power Up a Powder Room
They may be small, but these utilitarian spaces can really pack a punch if done right.
The Best Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen and Bath in 2020
Our annual overview presents the most exciting products for the kitchen and bath—plus expert advice on how to make the most of each space.
Breathe Easy With These Tried-and-True Solutions for Indoor Air Pollution
It’s a global crisis, but there are ways to protect yourself.
Here’s the Secret to Making a Neutral Palette Pop in Your Home
Designer Joyce Downing Pickens of JDP Interiors knows that a neutral palette can be boring when done wrong. So here’s what you need to know in order to do it right.
How to Use Subway Tile to Spruce Up a Kitchen
Ranging from classic to bold, subway tiles are a sure bet when it comes to outfitting your kitchen.
How Beni Ourain Rugs Made It From the High Atlas Mountains to Our Homes
In an increasingly digitized world, the handmade charm of Berber rugs injects much-needed tactility into home interiors.
A Designer Couple Share Their Tips for Creating a Modern Kitchen
Ashley and Jamin Mills of the Handmade Home recently transformed a closed-off kitchen into a bright and open space for entertaining.
Here Are the 10 Interior Design Trends That Will Rule 2020
Our crystal ball of interior design says 2020 is going to be all about these trends.
Here Are Bobby Berk’s Tips and Tricks for a Sparkling New Year’s Eve Party
Bobby Berk describes how he preps and maintains a clean home to welcome in the new year.
Trend Report: Colors of 2020
The hues welcoming in the new decade have a decidedly calm, organic feel to them.