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: There’s a Light in the Attic of This Reimagined Toronto Row House
Before & After: There’s a Light in the Attic of This Reimagined Toronto Row House
A triangular window was just the start. Once this revamp got rolling, it transformed a family home from top to bottom.
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Before & After: A Design Visionary Gives a Neglected Istanbul Apartment a Fresh Outlook
Efe Kababulut turns a ’70s perch into a serene family home with a Zen garden and views over the Bosporus Strait.
Before & After: A Couple Crack Open a Cramped Brick House on a Washington Oyster Farm
SHED Architecture + Design refreshes a Kitsap Peninsula home by taking down walls, doubling down on dormers, and polishing up its interior with pearly-white shiplap.
Before & After: A Couple Turn a Bare-Bones Barn Into an Off-Grid Cabin
Before & After: A Couple Turn a Bare-Bones Barn Into an Off-Grid Cabin
Barlis Wedlick Architects blend old and new to create a solar-powered getaway for friends, family—and the homeowners themselves, when the power goes out.
Before & After: A Kandinsky Print Inspires a Seattle Rambler’s Radiant Remodel
Best Practice Architecture livens up a tired midcentury with brilliant color, a moody library, and a new deck with views for days.
Before & After: A Designer Fixes Up a Collapsing House on a Kentucky Horse Farm
Natalie Officer refashions her country home with a custom mural, an experimental backsplash, and cozy living areas that welcome friends and loved ones.
Before & After: A Next-Level Revamp Elevates a Three-Story Hillside “Cabin”
35th Collective stitches up the plan of a Bay Area midcentury while sticking to its palette of wood, cork, and stone.
Before & After: Siblings Turn a Neglected Victorian Into a Dreamy Catskills Hotel
The couple behind Field Theory help their brother reimagine a dreary 1890s estate as the irresistibly chic Hotel Lilien.
Before & After: Just-Right Furnishings and a Few Shades of Paint Punch Up a Brooklyn Brownstone
A young family’s furniture didn’t fit in their new home, so Studio Nato designed custom cabinetry and sourced sofas, lighting, and artwork that elevate every room.
Before & After: Two Architects Bring Balance to a Shaky Toronto Home
LAMAS Architecture gets to the root of the problem by shoring up its unsettled foundation and fixing damage from a fallen tree.
Before & After: A Philly Couple Dig Deep to Unearth the Beauty of a Brick Row House
Before & After: A Philly Couple Dig Deep to Unearth the Beauty of a Brick Row House
Marina Barnes and Thomas Pittlik peel away wallpaper, wood paneling, fake masonry, and popcorn ceilings to reveal the bones of their 1890 home.
Before & After: A 1989 Airstream Is Reimagined With Marble, a Movie Screen, and Room to Move
Glickman Schlesinger Architects tore out bulky overhead cabinets, exchanged drab finishes for lighter ones, and created a modular sleeping arrangement for a family of six.
Before & After: A Feral Terrace House Becomes a Magical Garden Home for $423K
Pashenko Works revives a dilapidated London residence with a green roof, a large atrium, and a garden studio for visiting grandparents.
Before & After: A Choppy San Francisco Home Finds Its Flow After a Mullet Renovation
Malcolm Davis Architecture helps a family roll back years of hodgepodge additions while opening the rear facade to the garden.
Before & After: A Houston Photographer Casts New Light on a Historic Craftsman
“There was no electricity, and it was completely boarded up—it was a real rabbit warren,” recalls homeowner Divya Pande.
Before & After: New Homeowners Join the Eichler Fan Club With Their First Remodel
A couple enlist Oakland interior design firm Decorotation to revitalize a 1956 East Bay classic by the renowned developer.
Before & After: A Complete Overhaul Lifts a Jumbled Hilltop Home to Cloud Nine
Perched high above Oakland, the expanded midcentury soaks up jaw-dropping views—even from the bathroom.
Before & After: A Toronto Couple Level Up Their Dingy Attic Into a Spa-Like Suite
Nova Tayona Architects turns the third story of a 100-year-old family home into a soothing retreat with a dramatic walk-in wardrobe.
Before & After: A Classic Midcentury by Albert Frey Gets a Reverent Renovation
Tantalus Studio coaxes a Palm Springs home into the 21st century with fresh finishes and a sublime palette plucked from the desert landscape.
Before & After: An Olympic Gold Medalist Gives His B.C. Cottage a Triumphant Revamp
Drawing design inspiration from Denmark, rower Jake Wetzel assembles a team to take his home’s renovation over the finish line.
Before & After: A Designer Turns Her Tiny Guest Cottage Into a Lab for Big Ideas
Ginger Curtis shows that good things do come in small packages—even in Texas.
Before & After: A Beloved Family Camper Gets a Minty Fresh Makeover
Lauren Garcia used to have sleepovers in the RV as a kid. Now, she and her husband revived the 1977 trailer for their own adventures.
Before & After: An Architect Levels Up His Tiny Seattle Cottage With a Soaring Skylight
Clint Bailey tears down walls and breaks through the ceiling to fill his 700-square-foot home with natural light and new living space.
Before & After: In Buenos Aires, a Crumbling Home Gets a Major Refresh With a Rooftop Pool
A couple spruce up a dilapidated dwelling in an industrial area with a living roof, emerald tile, and plants, plants, plants.
Before & After: A Serene Renovation Saves a Portland Midcentury From Shag Carpet and Pink Linoleum
Architect Risa Boyer collaborates with a design-minded couple to revive a 1950s home with colorful plaster and rift-sawn white oak.
Before & After: A Nature-Forward Napa Valley Home Kicks Off a New Era
A San Francisco couple and their new baby find the perfect space for their next chapter—rattlesnakes and all.
Before & After: A Wood-Laden Lake Tahoe Cabin Gets a Dose of Scandi Cool
Innen Studio and Gallois Interiors freshen up a fusty retreat with subtle texture, Nordic furniture, and a color palette that reflects its scenic setting.
Before & After: A Couple Fix Up a Dated Townhouse From 450 Miles Away
Bowerbird Architects connects remotely with clients to update a Brooklyn home at the start of the pandemic.
Budget Breakdown: A Designer Polishes Up a Lackluster Guesthouse for $54K
Avalon Rossi uses reclaimed wood, plaster built-ins, and four sets of French doors—a lucky score—to recast an 800-square-foot San Diego home.
Before & After: A Breakthrough Renovation Reveals a Parisian Apartment’s Good Bones
Architect Olivier Lekien tears down a wall to expose the wood structure—and join the interiors—of a historic residence in the 11th arrondissement.