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 Brick Church in Quebec Becomes a Resonant Home
Before & After: A Brick Church in Quebec Becomes a Resonant Home
A family design-build team converts a historic church into an unforgettable dwelling that lifts the spirit.
- a year ago
Before & After: A 19th-Century Row House Becomes a Boho Newlyweds’ Nest
A couple in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, leap right into the renovation of an 1898 row house after their honeymoon.
Before & After: An Artful Update Streamlines a Portland Midcentury
A two-phase remodel revitalizes this 1960 home in the Southwest Hills with warm wood accents and clutter-busting storage.
Before & After: An Italianate-Style Brownstone in Brooklyn Rises Above Years of Ad-Hoc Remodels
Before & After: An Italianate-Style Brownstone in Brooklyn Rises Above Years of Ad-Hoc Remodels
Urban Pioneering Architecture strategically preserves the historic details of this Clinton Hill row house while creating a garden-level apartment and a top-floor guest suite.
- a year ago
Before & After: A Glass Bridge Links an Alabama Midcentury to a Strategic Expansion
An award-winning renovation and addition breathes new life into a run-down home for a growing family.
Before & After: A 1966 Airstream Gets Road-Ready For a Single Mom and Her Son
Colorado Caravan reconfigures a 1966 Airstream Safari to hold two beds and a dining bench without feeling cramped.
Before and After: A Victorian Kitchen Gets a Fresh Look With a Smart IKEA Hack
The couple behind Mix Design Collective open up a cramped kitchen that was so last century—literally.
Before & After: A Data Scientist Renovates His Childhood Home in San Francisco
Sprucing up the Cole Valley residence, which was built by the homeowner’s parents in 1939, was a matter of navigating treasured memories.
Before & After: A Dark Austin Loft Becomes a Light-Filled Haven
Sustainable materials and multi-level cabinetry create a curated feel in this exquisite renovation.
Before & After: A Cramped Victorian in London Lightens Up With a Double-Height Renovation
A narrow, mid-terrace house in Brook Green now enjoys a lustrous, double-height kitchen and dining room.
Before & After: A Modest Midcentury in Miami Expands Around a Lush Courtyard
Before & After: A Modest Midcentury in Miami Expands Around a Lush Courtyard
Brillhart Architecture protects the home’s old-growth trees and adds two sleek wings for an oasis setting.
- 10 months ago
Before & After: A Cluttered London Maisonette Gets Loads of Storage—and a Cat Climbing Wall
Atelier Baulier rearranges a cramped, Victorian flat, adding fun finishes and built-in cabinetry, including a cat-friendly bookcase.
Before & After: This Portland Loft’s Pink-Hued Makeover Deserves a Standing Ovation
An artsy retiree’s new downtown digs combine industrial details with plush textures, serene colors, and statement-making fixtures.
Before & After: A Fussy ’70s Abode in Melbourne Gets a Hygge-Inspired Overhaul
For a Danish couple, StudioFour replaces this home’s disjointed interior decor with a streamlined palette of charcoal brick and light oak.
Before & After: A Remodeled Chicago Kitchen Channels the Owners’ Commitment to the Arts
The couple behind Threadless eschew boring neutrals for more natural light, plants, and vibrant color in their kitchen remodel.
Before & After: A Run-Down House in Bangkok Now Hosts a Chic Fusion Restaurant
Introducing a new palette of plaster, wood, and terrazzo, local firm ASWA turns a tired ’70s home into an Australian-Thai eatery.
Before & After: A Southern California Kitchen Gets a Fresh New Look
Interior designer Becki Owens renovated a dark kitchen in San Clemente, California to embrace the easy sunshine all around it.
Before & After: A Muddled Eichler Gets a Dashing Update
Maverick Design removes a “scab” of a rear addition and restores indoor/outdoor flow for this Eichler in Orange, California.
Before & After: An Enterprising Couple Revive a Dated Midcentury in the Hollywood Hills
After purchasing a 1960s fixer-upper in one of L.A.’s most prestigious neighborhoods, Rebecca and Jared Raskind rolled up their sleeves.
Before & After: We’re Taking Notes on This Expertly Rehabbed Midcentury in Austin
Clayton & Little Architects’ sensitive treatment of a treasured Roland G. Roessner–designed home is a model for midcentury preservation.
Before & After: The Epic Quest to Restore Walter J. Hall’s Legendary Lynn Hall
Walter J. Hall was the master craftsman who built Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater—but not before he built his own masterpiece.
Before & After: A Mother-Daughter Duo Rescue a Forgotten Albert Frey Design in Palm Springs
Years of regrettable remodels had obscured the Guthrie House’s origins, but Marina and Avalon Rossi uncovered its roots and decided to restore the architect’s vision.
Before & After: A Derelict Cottage and Dairy Stable Become a Sleek Family Compound
Robson Rak Architects protect the storied past of a cottage and dairy stable in Melbourne by inserting a thoughtful glass addition and an internal courtyard.
Before & After: An Outdated Oregon Home Reconnects With Forest and Meadow
Located on a former cattle ranch, Black Butte House gets a smart expansion and enviable sight lines.
Before & After: A St. Louis Architect Builds a Perfect Party Pad Over a Brownfield
A decrepit gas station was once the only building on this abandoned industrial site, but one architect saw its true potential to become so much more.
Before & After: A Ramshackle Barn in Northern California Becomes a Family’s Rural Retreat
In Sonoma County, Faulkner Architects transforms a neglected barn into a refined guest house with a screened sleeping porch.
Before & After: A Resuscitated Row House in Philadelphia Seeks $825K
After gut-renovating a 1918 row home in Center City, a husband-and-wife design team place it on the market.
Before & After: A Cramped Pre-War Apartment in Manhattan Gets a Glowing Makeover
Format Architecture Office brings sorely needed light and storage into a Gothic Revival co-op on Riverside Drive.
Before & After: A Divided Apartment in Barcelona Turns Into a Sunny, Social Home
Nook Architects reimagines a drab, partitioned apartment by downplaying the bedrooms and focusing on bright, connected spaces.
Before & After: An Enchanting Craftsman Home in Portland Is an Ode to Local Flora
A remodeled home in Northwest Portland pays homage to the region with moody green tones—including a kitchen wrapped with a hand-painted fern mural.