Latest Articles in Renovation

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5 Duplex Renovations

These revamped homes illustrate how completely spaces can be reimagined.
October 12, 2015
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5 Green Renovations

These homes, many of which were designed before society fully comprehended the relationship between the built and natural environments, received impressively sustainable retrofits.
October 12, 2015
Dining room with Tam Tam light by Marset in Montreal renovation by Blouin Tardif.

A Montreal Duplex Is Transformed Into An Elegantly Simple Light-Filled Home

A home’s historic façade gives way to a uniformed design.
October 11, 2015
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5 Homes That Prove Farmhouse Livin' Is the Life

Take a rustic style cue from these five modern farmhouses.
October 9, 2015
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20 Modern Home Renovations

With a healthy amount of elbow grease, these suboptimal houses and buildings were re-envisioned as havens of modernity.
October 8, 2015
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5 Totally Rundown Houses Transformed Into Modern Homes

You wouldn't guess it from looking at them, but these lovely houses were not long ago dilapidated hazards.
October 7, 2015
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5 Renovations of Century-Old Buildings

When architects say a building has "good bones," they aren't speaking in reference to any human anatomical lifespan. A well-made, well-maintained structure can be re-inhabited after well over a century of use (or disuse). The earliest of these five dates to 1899!
October 6, 2015
Nahtrang pendant lights and ASA armchairs by Bernardo Senna in living room of Miami loft renovation.

These Gut Renovations Make the Case for Going Big When Remodeling

Reworked from top-to-bottom, these historic structures were spared the wrecking ball.
October 5, 2015
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6 Renovations That Salvage Construction Materials From Old Homes

British writer Stewart Brand famously said each part of a building has a lifespan: its decays, degrades, or becomes unnecessary. He advocated designs that were simple and easy to modify; residents and architects could easily replace elements as they decayed or turned useless. Similarly, we can lessen our environmental impact by salvaging and re-using healthy materials from buildings that have failed.
October 1, 2015