Latest Articles in Renovation

Cruickshank Mount Pleasant House front exterior, Toronto

7 Warehouse and Garages Transformed into Livable Spaces

Industrial structures are frequently excellent candidates for renovation: they feature large spaces that can be divided into conventional rooms or left open and airy. Designed for housing heavy goods and machinery, these buildings also have durable bones.
September 22, 2015
Calle Segunda facade and balcony.

A Historic Mexican Home Is Restored and Given a Modern Addition

This unique hybrid home in Mexico was designed for an architect by his student.
September 21, 2015
Hutong entrance to Archstudio's renovation of a historic Beijing building.

An Historic Beijing Structure Gets a Modern Makeover

Chinese firm ARCHSTUDIO transforms a Qing Dynasty-era structure into a tea house that blends new and old.
September 14, 2015
Boston renovation with Fitzfelt prototype felt mural, carpet by Flor, chair and table by Jens Risom for Knoll.

Boston Renovation Accents Minimalist White with Rich Felt Murals

In Boston’s South End, a design-savvy couple creates a clean-lined home with a textural surprise.
September 13, 2015
an original painted cupboard remains in the open black and white space of the renovated dining room

6 Stunning Renovations in Belgium

These contemporary renovations bring new life to a range of building types—from a converted industrial loft, to a 1970s Brutalist structure, and even a concrete water tower.
September 10, 2015
White oak floors, exposed concrete, and steel beams in renovation by Erica Severns.

A San Francisco Renovation Mixes Industrial and Refined Materials

Among the directives for architect Erica Severns from her client, John Parker Willis, was “some chaos in the kitchen design” of his home in a converted San Francisco garage.
September 6, 2015
standford street townhouse houston chris nguyen living room

A Streamlined Town House Makes Way for a Modern Furniture Collection

When renovating a middling 1970s town house in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, designer Chris Nguyen added a modern edge by subtracting existing elements to optimize flow and functionality.
September 5, 2015
Modern renovation in San Francisco with heath ceramics tiles in the kitchen

9 Tile Ideas To Upgrade Your Home

Tile makes the perfect finishing touch for these modern homes.
August 26, 2015