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10 Easy (and Cheap) Renovations That Will Instantly Boost the Value Of Your House

Any man can make these simple home improvements<p>A man’s home might be his castle, but few of us have the funds to live like kings.<p>“It’s easy to say ‘I’ve got what I’ve got, and that’s that,’” says Stephen Fanuka, host of DIY Network’s <i>Million Dollar Contractor</i>. But just because you can’t splurge on a …

How to Be Happy: 10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

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In Bodega Bay, a run-down shack gets a major...<p>A vast collection of Shaker furniture, representing the group's utilitarian leanings and stringent lifestyle, goes up for auction...<p>I moved into a new apartment over the summer that came already inhabited by a split-leaf philodendron.<p>Outside Tahoe …

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The facts surrounding the psychological effects of color on mood and productivity are fairly well known.<p>Give your guests an unforgettable experience this holiday season by choosing one of the detailed interior designs to style your...<p>Include the hashtag #dwellrooms on your Instagram photos for a …

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7 cunning IKEA hacks for storing vinyl - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.

<i>Originally posted by The Vinyl Factory</i><p><b>Say hej to IKEA Hackers – the mavericks that modify and repurpose IKEA products in the name of personality.</b> …

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Articles about sunken outdoor fire pit on Dwell.com - Dwell

Hufft Projects carves out a sunken seating area in an outdoor scheme designed for entertaining.<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.<p>Warm nights spent sitting …

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The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

5 Clever Built-Ins Starring IKEA Shelves

These genius furniture hacks have us rethinking our living room storage.<p>If you've ever watched an episode of <i>House Hunters</i>, you know how built-ins can make a first-time home buyer squeal (on a scale of one to walk-in closets, they're probably about a seven). And we completely understand how one …

Articles about 7 outdoor entertaining areas done right on Dwell.com - Dwell

Nothing beats a good old backyard cookout with family and friends in the summertime.<p>We’re turning inward for inspiration, highlighting superlative users and fresh photos found on our own site.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending …

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The 5 Least-Visited Countries In The World

Globe trotters who prefer the road less traveled will want to add these to their travel list.<p>The appeal of some travel destinations is that <i>everyone</i> wants to visit them. For the rest of us, nothing beats a country that's <i>not</i> overrun with tourists, where experiences feel authentic, and the majority of …

5 Steps to Creating Your Dream Laundry Room on a Budget

One blogger shows you how to make the most out of a commonly-overlooked space.<p>Whether you love or loathe doing dirty laundry, we at <i>Country Living</i> have a feeling this blogger's renovated laundry room will inspire you.<p>Leslie from Paper Daisy Design shared steps on how she remodeled a boring closet …

8 Simple Ways to Soundproof Your Home

Because we could all use a little extra peace and quiet.<p>You already know that a peaceful home is a happy home. While that likely means choosing your furniture, lighting, and home fabrics based on their comfort quotient, there's one thing that's easy to overlook — soundproofing.<p>Nothing zaps your zen …

This Tiny Home's Kitchen Could Feed a Crowd

And then host an impromptu guest afterwards, if need be.<p>When M.J. Boyle, the blogger behind My Empty Nest, decided to build a small home to live in after her kids graduate from college and move out of her house, she went all in. It took 15 months of hard work, but when she finished her tiny …

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In light of the Eichler-inspired prefab house from our Dec/Jan Issue, we found five different ways to celebrate, purchase, or...<p>Style, seating and storage: Get them all in our modern, multi-functional storage benches (like our Slim cubby bench, featured...<p>Downsizing your life in order to live small …

David Bowie's son shares powerful letter

<b>(CNN) —</b> The time surrounding David Bowie's death "has had a profound effect on me and many people I work with," wrote a British palliative-care physician in an open letter shared by Bowie's son.<p>Filmmaker Duncan Jones' retweet linked to the letter, from Cardiff physician Dr. Mark Taubert, on Twitter …

What Were the Best-Selling Comics of 2015?

Everyone wants to hang out in a galaxy far, far away.<p>The Star Wars franchise wasn't just responsible for the highest grossing movie of 2015, it also …

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Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>Repurposed shipping containers have popped up all over the place in surprising ways—from homeless solutions in South Africa, to...<p>Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for …

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11 Money-Saving Remodeling Strategies from a Hollywood House Flipper

“Reuse, restore, recycle” is a familiar mantra, but 25 years back, Amanda Pays was one of the early adapters. An actress turned designer (she’s …

9 Tips To Win The Kitchen Pantry Storage War

Straight from the geniuses behind Khloe Kardashian's hyper-organized pantry.<p>Khloe Kardashian recently gave the world a peek inside her own hyper-organized space, and her food-storing system is on point. Lucky for us, we know the experts who made it happen.<p>Mary Astadourian and Jennifer Dynof, the …

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Following the interventions of architect Matthew Baird and interior designer Janet Liles, Mo Ogrodnik’s apartment, which she...<p>In historic Philadelphia, Jibe Design gives a row home a bright modern update—and a dose of Persian pattern.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you …

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A Brand New Kitchen in 3 Small Changes

This makeover is proof that you don't need a major remodel to make a big impact.<p>If you've got a room you don't love (read: everyone), you're probably dying to totally redo it. And sure, gutting the room to its bones, adding brand-new <i>everything</i>, and plunking down your life savings is one way to get …

13 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Just say "no" to plastic drop cloths.<p>Professional painters are fast, efficient, and have mastered techniques that produce top-notch results while making it all look easy. Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets, including these 13 tips.<p>1. …

How to Make a Room With High Ceilings Cozy

Furniture placement is key.<p>You'd think that soaring ceilings in a room would be a blessing, not a burden. But, for a young family with small children, their living room with high ceilings proved to be a problem. "The main challenge was to make it feel cozy with the ceiling height," the designers, …