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How to install solar panels at home – to save the Earth and your bank account

With solar energy becoming cheaper – and federal and state authorities offering tax credits and other incentives – now is a good time to switch<p>Climate change in the US: the dangers and the solutions – about this series<p>Installing solar panels on the roof of your home is a big project – but it can …

Solar Power

Now Anyone Can Build Ikea’s Experimental Garden

A few months ago, Ikea’s innovation lab Space10 released a garden structure called the Growroom. Aimed for neighborhood use by city dwellers who don’t have backyards, the spherical wooden planter is meant to be a way to grow food locally and sustainably.<p>On Friday, Space10 published the entire set …

How Sustainable Home Improvement Store TreeHouse Plans To Green Every Home In America

The company is expanding from its acclaimed Austin flagship to two more Texas locations. But that’s just the start of 34-year-old founder Jason Ballard’s plan to retrofit the residential building sector.<p>If your entire experience shopping at home improvement stores is defined by Home Depot and …

Home Depot

Prefabricated garden retreat snaps together in less than a week

If your dream garden look like something from a fantasy world, you’ll love this Dragonfly Pavilion built for a backyard in Hoboken, New Jersey. Built …

Green building materials 101: The best products to use

California’s leading green building expert offers guidance for buying eco-friendly products<p>Ever wonder if that sheet of plywood or tile sealer that you’re using in your home renovation is bad for the environment or your family? We did the research to assemble a cheat sheet for purchasing more …

7 incredible open-plan layouts to copy

What's not to love about open-plan homes? They evoke and exude a sense of comfort and liveability. They maximise space, by providing a flow of …

Interior Design

Articles about midcentury spirit alive and well hudson valley escape on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.<p>High on the east bank of New York's Hudson River, a special midcentury home receives a stunning renovation inspired by the...<p>With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los …

Hudson Valley

Articles about modern baby part four on Dwell.com - Dwell

Babies happen. They can even happen in a modern home.<p>For even more nifty nursery ideas, we checked in with the owner of online children's emporium fawn&forest and modern parent,...<p>Babies happen. They can even happen in a modern home.<p>You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's …

Fabrication

10 Home Gadget Gifts Guaranteed to Upgrade Everyday Life

A nifty home gadget that saves you money, time, and/or energy is a damn good gift. For one, it's the type of thing most people wouldn't justify buying but would love to own and for another, everyone knows the best part of any holiday is when all the presents have been opened and you get to mess …

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Articles about space saving designs 6 modern homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...<p>Five ways to open up a space to give yourself some breathing room.<p>Put your …

Frank Lloyd Wright

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Home Tours

Articles about 16 modern dining rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Pull up a chair and gather around the table for our very own supper club.<p>Looking into the holiday weekend, many of you may be spending a lot of time at the dining table over the next couple of...<p>Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms …

Food & Dining

Articles about 5 modern dining tables big enough whole family on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Don't leave the kids at home when you head downtown to Dwell on Design this weekend! We've got plenty of activities for the...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern …

Food & Dining

Security system watches over your home without cameras

You don't have many great choices for home security systems right now. Conventional systems are expensive and effectively fixed in place, while connected cameras are conspicuous and carry the risk (however small) that someone might spy on you. Xandem thinks it has a better way, however. It's …

Articles about minimalist brooklyn apartment on Dwell.com - Dwell

A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes an inviting space for a young family.<p>A couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color,...<p>Twenty-nine years after Robert Moses’s death, the mixed legacy of New York’s …

Architecture

The World’s First My Little Pony Cafe Opens in Tokyo

In further proof that all the cutest things happen in Japan, a sparkle-and-rainbow-filled My Little Pony cafe recently popped up in Tokyo. That’s …