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 Run-Down Row House in Pennsylvania Gets Adventurous With Color
Before & After: A Run-Down Row House in Pennsylvania Gets Adventurous With Color
Purchased for just $59,000, a decrepit 1860 Lancaster house gets a gut renovation that’s not afraid of pattern or color.
By Lucy Wang - 3 days ago
Before & After: A Dim, Cookie-Cutter Craftsman in Portland Now Basks in Natural Light
Local firm Beebe Skidmore was enlisted to spearhead “Operation...
Before & After: A Tucson Midcentury Gets a Surgically Precise Revamp
Paring back to just the essentials, Hazelbaker Rush’s treatment of this 1941 dwelling is a lesson in restraint.
Before & After: A Portola Valley Home Draws Inspiration From Down Under
Before & After: A Portola Valley Home Draws Inspiration From Down Under
An unusual siding material enhances a modernist home with a focus on indoor/outdoor connections.
- 17 days ago
Before & After: A Brooklyn Townhouse Is Adeptly Reorganized for its Extroverted-Introvert Owner
A thoughtful new floor plan fluidly accommodates a wide range of activities, from the super social to the need to nest, in a 1,500-square-foot space.
Before & After: An Atrium-Like Staircase Fills This Minimalist Chicago Duplex With Light
Carefully placed windows steep this crisp Chicago apartment in the texture of the city.
Before & After: A Family of Five Thrives in This Ingenious, 366-Square-Foot Apartment in Shanghai
Three generations live harmoniously in this teensy pad thanks to hardworking storage, flexible furniture, and a zigzagging layout.
Before & After: This Hip Parisian Apartment Makes the Most of 193 Square Feet
Hoch Studio turns a dingy, cramped apartment into a sunny sanctuary with a winning personality.
Before & After: A French Norman–Style Home Ditches a Clumsy Addition
In Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, a stately home with storybook appeal trades a clunky addition for one that’s open and outdoor-oriented.
Before & After: This Historic Midcentury With a Slinky Roofline Debuts at Modernism Week 2020
Once destined for destruction, the Miles Bates House—better known as the Wave House for its curvy roof—will finally open to the public in Palm Springs this week.
Before & After: This Sleek California Home Is a Master Class on Minimalism
Before & After: This Sleek California Home Is a Master Class on Minimalism
A run-of-the-mill residence in the South Bay receives a John Pawson–inspired renovation that eschews all unnecessary detail.
- 2 months ago
Before & After: A Historic Apartment Building Is Transformed Into a Chic Social Hotel in Portland
The rooms at the stylish Pacific Northwest outpost of KEX, an Icelandic mini-chain, start at just $38.
Before & After: An Adirondacks Lake House Escapes its Amorphous Additions
A couple tap architect Jill Porter, a college friend, to renovate their weekend retreat over seven years—and decide to live there year-round.
Before & After: A Former Motorcycle Shop Roars to Life as a Breezy Home on Mallorca
Emerald-green tiles accent natural wood and limestone walls in this converted motorcycle repair shop in Palma de Mallorca.
Before & After: A Cavernous Chicago Loft Undergoes an Artistic Renovation
Vladimir Radutny Architects refines an industrial loft in Chicago, introducing a restrained palette with sculptural accents.
Before & After: A Midcentury Portland Kitchen Gets a Light and Bright Makeover
Crisp, white tile walls and a bold terrazzo-like floor give this kitchen a decorous reboot.
Before & After: A Disjointed Loft in Brooklyn Now Luxuriates in the View
Previously suffering from a choppy floor plan, this newly aligned loft in Dumbo marries spectacular views with sensuous finishes.
Before & After: A Muddled Midcentury Ranch in L.A. Gets a Suave Update
An interior stylist with a soft spot for run-down homes brings a 1951 ranch in Monterey Hills back to life.
Before & After: A Seattle Midcentury Shakes Off a Wacky Addition
SHED Architecture + Design fashions a more coherent layout for a Seward Park home with refreshing lake views.
Before & After: An Abandoned Schoolhouse in New Orleans Now Holds Chic Apartments
Built in 1894, this building has served as a schoolhouse, an office, and an event space. Today, it’s home to sleek, Scandinavian-inspired apartments.
Before & After: Jenni Kayne’s Renovated Lakeside Kitchen Reimagines the “Rustic” Look
Designer Jenni Kayne updates a Lake Arrowhead kitchen while prioritizing natural light, neutral tones, and quality materials.
Before & After: A Joshua Tree Midcentury Serves Up Moroccan Vibes
The couple behind Mini Inno turn a 1966 ranch home into a rejuvenating retreat that channels Moroccan influences.