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Top Renovation Tips from the Pages of Dwell

Each year, Dwell devotes an entire issue to the joys (and travails) of home renovation. In honor of our February 2015 issue, on newsstands now, we collected the ten best tips from the renovation experts.
January 12, 2015
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A Historic Sydney Harbor House Gets a Bright Refresh

This 100-year-old house, located in the upscale Sydney suburb of Mosman, features a stunning vista but had been plagued by a dark and disorganized interior, the result of multiple renovations over the decades. The clients, a family of five, approached Sydney and New York-based firm Burley Katon Halliday with a tight budget to bring light and views of the harbor into the interior. The architects brought new clarity to the house by implementing a more open and sensitive room plan.
January 7, 2015
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Remaking New York's LGBT Community Center

A $9.2 million renovation looks to the future while preserving the past.
December 21, 2014
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A Transformative Duplex Renovation in Montreal

In the city's Villeray neighborhood, a cramped structure is recast as an open work-play space for a young family.
December 11, 2014
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Bright Kitchen Remodel Contrasts Bright White and Dark Wood

By adding natural light and circulation to Frederic and Sally Pla's existing kitchen, designer Sol Quintana Wagoner achieved a comfortable atmosphere ideal for entertaining house guests.
December 9, 2014
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Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More

Garages are loaded with untapped potential, but many homeowners take their outbuildings for granted. Here are five garages that were transformed from dusty storage units into functional spaces.
December 5, 2014
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Tiny 1920s Garage Transformed Into a Charming Studio

A dilapidated auto shop in Seattle is reborn as an efficient studio rental.
December 1, 2014
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Three Sisters Renovate Their Parents' Midcentury Home

When a couple was looking to update their 1960s house in Brentwood, California, they didn't have to look far for help. Their daughters, who make up the Los Angeles- and New York-based design collective Mass Studio, took to the task. Taking inspiration from L.A.'s midcentury modern masters, including A. Quincy Jones, daughters Safura, Sanam, and Laylee helped create a more efficient space that shows off a varied art collection and lets light stream in from as many angles as possible.
December 1, 2014
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A Tiny House Remodel in a Bohemian L.A. Canyon

On a tight budget, a designer helps an indie film director maximize his small space.
November 26, 2014
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