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 Ranch-Style Home in San Jose Gets an Infusion of Caribbean Cool
Before & After: A Ranch-Style Home in San Jose Gets an Infusion of Caribbean Cool
To renovate the suburban California residence, interior designer Cathie Hong introduced a color palette that evokes the family’s tropical heritage.
The Most Shocking Before & After Renovations of 2021
From postmodern play in a London Edwardian to the surprising revamp of an Atlanta bungalow, these are the most dramatic transformations we've covered this year.
Before & After: Twinning Homes in Melbourne Go From Ramshackle to Ravishing
Mairead Murphy of Maike Design renovates two matching houses on the same block in Brunswick East, imbuing each with its own distinct character.
Before & After: A Brooklyn Brownstone’s Dreary Basement Becomes an Urban Oasis
Before & After: A Brooklyn Brownstone’s Dreary Basement Becomes an Urban Oasis
Daniel Kaplan of Bowerbird Architects raises a dwelling’s downstairs ceilings and relocates the living spaces to glory in natural light and garden views.
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.
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
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
Before & After: A Rustic Austin Home Gets a Dose of California Cool
Using earthy tones, textural accents, and colorful artwork, Veneer Designs softens the 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
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.