Before & After

See side-by-side comparisons of the “before” and “after” states of renovated homes, converted warehouses, spruced-up camper vans, and more.

Before & After: A 1920s Row House Gets an Art Deco–Inspired Update in Queens
Before & After: A 1920s Row House Gets an Art Deco–Inspired Update in Queens
Office of Things brings light, color, and playful archways to the cramped ground level of a century-old dwelling in the working-class neighborhood of Glendale, Queens.
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Before & After: A Detroit Architect Brings New Life to an Abandoned Brick Bungalow
Architect Sidney Migoski revives a 1912 residence in Detroit’s West Village, salvaging the home’s historic details while updating the floor plan for modern life.
Before & After: A Blossoming Designer Tackles Her First Remodel During the Pandemic
Jessica Califano and her husband renovate a dated Catskills home, turning the dwelling into an outlet for the Brooklyn designer’s passion.
Before & After: An Old Corner Store Becomes the Ultimate Live/Work Space for Two Portland Filmmakers
Before & After: An Old Corner Store Becomes the Ultimate Live/Work Space for Two Portland Filmmakers
Minarik Architecture rewrites the narrative of a former neighborhood store, turning it into a film production studio and a welcoming home.
Before & After: A Los Angeles Home Gets a Dazzling Makeover—and Hits the Market for $1.7M
A sculptural timber staircase, airy spaces, and a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen define this Eagle Rock residence.
Before & After: An Eichler Apartment’s Kitchen Returns to Its Midcentury Roots
In San Francisco’s Laguna Heights complex, interior designer Christine Lin turns a discordant kitchen into an inviting space with room for the clients’ favorite things.
Before & After: A Rustic Austin Home Gets a Dose of California Cool
Using earthy tones, textural accents, and colorful artwork, Veneer Designs softens the modern industrial bones of a house built by a local architect.
Before & After: A Chicago Architect Straightens Out Her Victorian Cottage’s Unwieldy Floor Plan
Removing a questionable staircase, Danielle Beaulieu brings light and fluidity into her 130-year-old home.
Before & After: A Century-Old Cottage in Melbourne Is No Longer a “Rabbit Warren” of Rooms
Views of the backyard abound in this newly streamlined home for a young couple with a newborn.
Before & After: A Pavilion-Like Addition Opens Up a São Paulo Home for Three Generations
A 1940s bungalow gets a porous, vine-covered backyard unit that gives the family more space to work on their creative projects.
Before & After: A Country Home Blossoms in the Ruins of an Old Stone Barn
Before & After: A Country Home Blossoms in the Ruins of an Old Stone Barn
Type rehabs a rundown stone structure into an elegant dwelling—and then sets about rewilding its site in the English countryside.
Before & After: A Radiant Renovation Opens a Portland Midcentury to Its Forested Lot
Risa Boyer Architecture revitalizes a 1955 home with fresh interiors and a covered patio for lounging in every season, rain or shine.
20 “Before & After” Remodels That Transform Blah Bathrooms Into Striking Sanctuaries
Need a little bathroom inspiration? Look no further than these impressive renovations culled from our archives.
14 Row Houses and Brownstones “Before & After” Their Much-Needed Makeovers
In these transformations, designers tackle everything from confusing floor plans to woefully dark interiors.
Before & After: A Designer Turns an Ugly Duckling Into a Luminous Catskills Retreat
Unexpectedly facing the renovation alone, a Brooklyn-based DIYer rallies the help of her friends to transform a dated home.
Before & After: A Ramshackle New Jersey Row Home Becomes a Passive House With Pizzazz
Mowery Marsh Architects carve out a top-floor courtyard to bring light into a newly net-zero townhouse.
Before & After: A Design Duo Give Themselves Free Rein to Experiment With Their Portland Bungalow
Lara White and Jason Stamp of Workaday Design infuse their 1922 house with plenty of personality.
Before & After: A Brooklyn Couple’s Dim, Sequestered Kitchen Becomes a Luminous Gathering Space
After 20 years in their Fort Greene townhouse, the homeowners call on Behin Ha Design Studio and Suzumori Architecture to reimagine the layout.
16 Impressive “Before & After” Renovations in Australia
These skillful transformations of Aussie homes trade tired and deteriorating interior spaces for charming features and light-filled rooms.
16 “Before & After” Kitchen Remodels That Really Cook
While there’s no secret recipe for the perfect kitchen, these renovations showcase myriad solutions for better lighting, storage, and functionality.
Before & After: An Airy Loft Opens Up a 1920 Bungalow in Atlanta
A clever reconfiguration expands a Craftsman home by 780 square feet without changing its footprint.
Before & After: An Architect and His Friend Tackle a DIY Remodel of a Lakeside Cottage
Douglas Segulja of OSSO Architecture creates an idyllic retreat in Highland Lakes, New Jersey.
Before & After: A Surfer’s San Francisco Home Helps Keep an Eye on the Waves
Levy Art & Architecture transforms a disjointed Marina-style house into a laidback lookout on Ocean Beach.
Before & After: A Murky Home in Seattle Gets a Huge Dose of Light and Color
Architect Michelle Linden’s residence goes from dreary to cheery.
17 Spectacular “Before & After” Reveals of New York City Renovations
From Brooklyn townhouses to Chelsea lofts, these homes maximize city living.
Before & After: A 19th-Century Townhouse in Brooklyn Is Exquisitely Restored
Architect Elizabeth Roberts works her magic on a Cobble Hill mews house for an owner looking to update its historic charms.
14 “Before & After” Renovations in Portland That’ll Make You Do a Double Take
These dramatic transformations in the City of Roses kick dated features, dim spaces, and cramped rooms to the curb.
13 “Before & After” Remodels That Take Loft Design to the Next Level
These formerly industrial spaces shine with double-height atriums, Art Deco curves, and other inspired interventions.
Before & After: A Super Skinny Row House in Brooklyn Gets an Airy, Loft-Like Makeover
A brilliant blue core runs through all four floors of art consultant Priscilla Caldwell’s reworked townhouse in Cobble Hill.
10 Stunning “Before & After” Midcentury Renovations in Los Angeles
Once worse for the wear, these revamped classics shine again under the Southern California sun.