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11 Ways to Make Your Bathroom Safer

If a house is a machine for living, an occasional system update is necessary. Accessibility experts weigh in on how to maximize safety and function—for all ages and abilities—in the bathroom.
March 13, 2016
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How to Design with Neon Lights

Glowing examples that would make Dan Flavin proud.
February 23, 2016
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5 Ways to Frame a Space With a Graphic Rug

Though they lie beneath our feet, as these rooms show, a punchy rug or two can go a long way in adding character to an interior.
February 17, 2016
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5 Ways to Maximize Storage Space

Having ample space to stow items is a daily struggle—peep these modern homes for some ideas on maximizing your square footage.
February 4, 2016
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How to Do a Herringbone Floor Pattern

Mesmerizing v-patterns transform these brick, tile, and wood floors into points of interest.
January 15, 2016
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5 Tips For Building a Loft Into a Working Space

Kerrie Kelly, ASID, shares her takeaways from building a loft to add more square footage to her office space. Check out her tips, paired with modern loft examples from the Dwell archive.
November 6, 2015
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8 Modern Uses of the Saarinen Tulip Chair and Table

Eero Saarinen's Tulip chairs and table—part of the Pedestal Collection, first launched by Knoll in 1958—remains among the Finnish-American designer's best-known works to this day. See how these modern homes make use of the timeless design and its small, space-efficient "stem" base.
October 27, 2015
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5 Reasons to Love Cinder Blocks

Cinder blocks have a bum rap as a crude material, but we argue they're just misunderstood.
October 22, 2015
Beyond the kitchen is a secondary room that is a pantry, prep area, utility room, and entrance hall all in one. The standard beech-top counters from Howdens Joinery Co. are doubled up to achieve a three-inch thickness, with the rounded edges cut off.

5 Ways to Use Beech Wood at Home

Similar in appearance to maple and relatively inexpensive, beech brings a rustic look to these modern homes.
October 1, 2015