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  1. 7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood
    Renovation

    7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood

    As dedicated modernists, we consider sustainability a baseline need, not an added bonus. One method is reusing existing materials in new way, so we've rounded up a few inspiring projects that...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.18.14

  2. Virtue Street Before and After
    Renovation

    Virtue Street Before and After

    Reigo & Bauer's facade makeover for a house in Toronto's West End updated a run-of-the-mill and rundown family home at the end of a cul-de-sac into a modern beacon.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.02.13

  3. 6 Airy Attic Renovations
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    6 Airy Attic Renovations

    With a little ingenuity, attics under the eaves can be transformed into bright, light living spaces.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.12.13

  4. 7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco
    Renovation

    7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco

    Rounding up a few remarkable renovation and preservation architecture projects in the Bay Area, courtesy of SPUR and San Francisco Architectural Heritage.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.15.13

  5. 6 Remarkable Mid-Century Modern Updates
    Renovation

    6 Remarkable Mid-Century Modern Updates

    If you're lucky enough to own a home with "Neutra bones," here are six examples of how to update the mid-century feel for modern living.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.15.13

  6. 5 Top-to-Bottom Brownstone Renovations
    Renovation

    5 Top-to-Bottom Brownstone Renovations

    A classic New York or Brooklyn brownstone may not be the obvious Dwell-style dwelling—at least not until an enterprising architect has opened it up for a modern renovation. Here are six great...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.26.13

  7. 10 Modern Brick Homes
    House Tours

    10 Modern Brick Homes

    Brick is most often associated with traditional building styles, from Gothic to Georgian. Brickwork and mortar can be applied to a fresh, modern house, however—just look to these ten examples for...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.20.13

  8. 8 Ways to Modernize a Farmhouse
    Houses We Love

    8 Ways to Modernize a Farmhouse

    Inspired by architect Lucy Marston's edited farmhouse in the English countryside (featured in our March 2014 issue), we've rounded up a few more modern farmhouse renovations.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.18.14

  9. How To Remodel with Douglas Fir
    How To

    How To Remodel with Douglas Fir

    Warm up a new addition or highlight existing architecture with the right choice of wood—we recommend Douglas fir, an evergreen conifer native to the western coast of North America.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.14

  10. Family-Friendly Renovation of a Brick Warehouse in Alabama
    Renovation

    Family-Friendly Renovation of a Brick Warehouse in Alabama

    In Alabama, a commercial building with a multifarious past begins a fresh chapter for a young family after a modern renovation.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Jean Allsopp
    06.17.14

  11. 6 Amazing Facade Makeovers
    Renovation

    6 Amazing Facade Makeovers

    Designing a modern house doesn't have to mean building from the ground up. These six renovations show how to update existing facades with modern details and bring old buildings into the future.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.04.14

  12. You Won't Believe This Historic Penthouse Transformation in Rome
    Renovation

    You Won't Believe This Historic Penthouse Transformation in Rome

    SCAPE employed computer-aided modeling and custom millwork to reinvigorate an apartment in an Art Deco building in Rome, Italy.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.05.14

  13. Top Renovation Tips from the Pages of Dwell
    Renovation

    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...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.12.15

  14. A Cow Shed Turned Family Home, and 7 Cases for Adaptive Reuse
    Renovation

    A Cow Shed Turned Family Home, and 7 Cases for Adaptive Reuse

    How can you turn a planning office, a cow shed, a horse stable, or an old garage into a transcendent modern home? Check out these eight projects for inspiration.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.21.15

  15. 6 Stunning Before and Afters from Dwell's February Renovation Issue
    Renovation

    6 Stunning Before and Afters from Dwell's February Renovation Issue

    Dwell's annual renovation issue highlights incredible home transformations, and for 2015, we've got remodels galore from Montreal to São Paulo.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.28.15

  16. 10 Dwell Houses, In Their Own Words
    My House

    10 Dwell Houses, In Their Own Words

    Dwell's "My House" section has been an integral part of the magazine since it was founded in 2000. Homeowners get the opportunity to describe how their modern home works for them, and supplies...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.13.13

  17. 7 Best Kitchen and Bath Renovations
    Renovation

    7 Best Kitchen and Bath Renovations

    Revamped kitchens and bathrooms make for high-impact upgrades to any home. From Roman relics to brass fixtures, we unlock the secrets to these inspiring modern renovations.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.21.13

  18. Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow
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    Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow

    Austin architect J.C. Schmeil converted his family's 1935 bungalow into a spacious modern family home on a modest budget and with tons of ingenuity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  19. Renovating to Maximize Light
    House Tours

    Renovating to Maximize Light

    Who doesn't want a little more light in their lives? In these eight projects we explore the power of illumination, from a modernist skylight in Harlem to concrete-clad funnels that mitigate the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.25.13

  20. Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles
    House Tours

    Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles

    With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.

    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.27.14

  21. 5 NYC Home Renovations
    Renovation

    5 NYC Home Renovations

    New York city is the largest metropolitan in the US and home to more than 8 million people. Despite this, living in the City doesn't mean sacrificing space or luxury. These five renovations were...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.23.13

  22. Modern Renovations of 19th Century Homes
    Renovation

    Modern Renovations of 19th Century Homes

    From a Greek and Gothic revival to the birth of suburbs, the 1800s brought about new innovations in technology and architectural styles embody those historic changes. Careful to walk the line...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.15.13

  23. From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes
    Renovation

    From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes

    Open space, high ceilings and sizable square footage make the bones of an abandoned building the perfect template for transforming into a modern home. Environmentally-friendly and easy on the...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.01.13

  24. 5 San Francisco Home Renovations
    Houses We Love

    5 San Francisco Home Renovations

    The City by the Bay is known for its diverse mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Maintaining these aesthetics, here are just a few San Francisco home renovations.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.06.13

  25. Young Novice Architect Completes Solo Studio Renovation
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    Young Novice Architect Completes Solo Studio Renovation

    Matthew Preston Kimmel has quite a knack for architecture and design. At the mere age of fifteen, Kimmel decided to redesign and transform the third floor of his family’s Chicago home. Here, Dwell...

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.03.14

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