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: Once a Dingy Garage, This Charming Casita Is a Love Letter to Texas
Before & After: Once a Dingy Garage, This Charming Casita Is a Love Letter to Texas
Packed with personality, the retooled shed might just be the cutest little ADU in the state.
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Before & After: A Bland Brooklyn Loft Is Reborn With Savvy Millwork
Architect Leah Solk reworks every bit of ad-hoc storage to tame clutter and streamline the space.
Before & After: Post Remodel, a Creole Cottage In New Orleans Is Filled With Fresh Local Finds
A jaguar mural, bold yellow butterfly wallpaper, and a spirited collection of artwork and furnishings by local makers complete the family home.
Before & After: A Refreshed Courtyard Helps a Townhouse in London See the Light
Before & After: A Refreshed Courtyard Helps a Townhouse in London See the Light
The home had little connection to the outdoors, so Simon Knight Architects turned the basement level’s disused yard into a bright, welcoming space.
Before & After: A Gloomy San Francisco Garage Is Retooled as a Charming English Cottage
Architect Jack Hotho and Innen Studio swap out sloping floors and exposed wires to create a bright and breezy living space.
Before & After: A SoCal Surfer’s Choppy Kitchen Catches a New Wave
Designer Lisa Carolla streamlines her space for post-beach bites, communal cooking, and everyday living in Encinitas.
Before & After: A Storied Midcentury Home Begins a New Chapter on Its 70th Anniversary
Architect Robert Swatt sets out to preserve a classic John Carl Warnecke house while carrying it into the present.
Before & After: A Couple Give a Treasured Family Home a Fresh Start—Furniture and All
In São Paulo, architect Alexandre Skaff restores fixtures and furniture while updating a midcentury apartment that once belonged to his husband’s grandmother.
Before & After: A Rural Home on the California Coast Exudes Simplicity in Materials and Mindset
A new addition makes it possible for kids to have their own space, while still being close to their parents.
Before & After: A Brick Hayloft in England Gets a Breakthrough Renovation
Simon Knight Architects turns a historic building into a contemporary family home by sprucing up its exterior and rejiggering the ground floor.
Before & After: A Tumbledown Carriage House Is Revived as a Vibrant Space for Entertaining
Before & After: A Tumbledown Carriage House Is Revived as a Vibrant Space for Entertaining
Architect Colleen Healey creates a colorful and spacious home for a design-savvy family that likes to host.
How a Terraced Garden Helped a Brooklyn Home Rise to the Occasion
The bottom floor of this townhouse renovation now connects to the outdoors via a new ADU office.
Before & After: The Tide Turns for a Washed-Up Coastal Home Near Vancouver
A thoughtful renovation by Andrea McLean Studio gives new life to a dilapidated house in White Rock, British Columbia.
Before & After: A Single Door Connects This San Francisco Bungalow’s Past With Its Future
“You feel like you’re walking through a time machine,” says architect Robert Edmonds.
Before & After: Fresh Finishes Bring a Bay Area Eichler Into the Future
Gast Architects revamps a classic California home that hadn’t been updated since it was originally built in 1956.
Before & After: A Once-Dingy Colonial Style Is Now One Family’s Bright, Bold Forever Home
Taryn Mickus had a vision to transform a 1910 home in her neighborhood with new finishes, custom touches, and an open plan, and her husband, architect Ben Mickus, executed.
Before & After: Wonderful Woodwork Turns a Tiny Suite Into a Full-Fledged Apartment
BRCJ Designs upgrades a 280-square-foot guest studio in the Hollywood Hills with white oak cabinetry, terrazzo counters, and full-sized amenities.
Before & After: Raw and Refined Materials Bring Harmony to a Jumbled California Home
Colossus Mfg. revives the living areas and backyard of a Sacramento residence with contrasting colors and materials.
Before & After: Chunky Terrazzo Sings in a Music Industry Couple’s Midcentury Home
Hub of the House Studio remixes a Burbank dwelling’s dated kitchen and bathrooms with color, texture, and pitch-perfect storage.
Before & After: A Timeworn Midcentury Home Gets a Reverent Renovation
SHED Architecture + Design preserves the character of a 1959 dwelling in Washington while streamlining the plan, enlarging the kitchen, and building out a kids’...
Before & After: A Dated Palm Springs Midcentury Is Reimagined With Fresh Finishes and Etsy Finds
Michelle Boudreau Design revamps an unremarkable home using striking tile, a slatted-wood motif, and niche designer decor.
Before & After: An Architect’s Ever-Changing Bungalow Evolves Over Seven Years
David Marlatt of DNM Architecture field tests materials and designs as he remodels his 1906 home in Sausalito.
Before & After: A Dilapidated Dublin Home Gets a Playful Addition With an Indoor Swing
In the trendy neighborhood of Dublin 8, Studio And upgrades a 1920s pebble dash house for a creative couple on a tight budget.
Before & After: A Dark and Disjointed Los Angeles Cottage Sees the Light
Modus Development elevates a Highland Park dwelling with daylighting, archways, and a rooftop deck.
Before & After: A Berkeley Cottage Grows to Embrace Its Boulder-Studded Site
Sogno Design Group reimagines a small 1930s home on an unusually large lot to make room for three generations of a family.
Before & After: “Patience and Perseverance” Save a Rundown Eichler Home With a Major Mold Problem
Some things were beyond salvaging, but a renovation by interior designer Diona Polito worked to honor the history of the house.
Before & After: A Typical Suburban Home in Calgary Sloughs Off Its ’70s Hangover
Interior design firm Falken Reynolds finesses a new floor plan, opens the interiors, and applies a fresh material palette for a family fed up with the past.
Before & After: A Spanish-Style Home in the Hollywood Hills Gets a Sunny California Makeover
Celebrity design duo the Novogratz give a 1930s residence a new lease on life with an expanded layout, warm, minimalist interiors, and a better connection to the outdoors.
Before & After: A Gloomy Brooklyn Brownstone Gets Spruced Up With Splashes of Color
Frederick Tang Architecture restores an 1896 home’s historic details, but takes things a step further with exuberant accents, wallpaper, and decor.
Before & After: A New York City Penthouse Gets a Dramatic Glow Up
A medley of white oak and walnut and a reorganized floor plan elevate this Upper West Side renovation by Ammor Architecture.