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 Remodel Saves a ’40s Home With an ’80s Identity Crisis
Before & After: A Remodel Saves a ’40s Home With an ’80s Identity Crisis
Drawing Room Architecture reinvigorates a clashing Melbourne home with paint, custom cabinetry, and cohesive lighting.
- 2 years ago
Before & After: A Traditional Facade Hides a Dream Home With Emerald Green Accents
GRT Architects took a “gradient approach” to the renovation of this historic townhouse by carefully weaving in modern modifications from the front to the back.
Before & After: A Michigan Couple Turn a School Bus Into an Adventure Mobile
Meet Fern, the 24-foot skoolie that Mande and Ben Tucker call home when they’re on the road.
Before & After: A Stuffy Bay Area Midcentury Opens Up to Light and Hillside Views
Before & After: A Stuffy Bay Area Midcentury Opens Up to Light and Hillside Views
Once dark and dated, the Cheng-Reinganum House in Orinda, California, now enjoys an outdoor connection thanks to a gut renovation.
- 2 years ago
Before & After: A Creative Couple Give Their Spanish Revival Home a Punchy Upgrade
A design duo reimagines a neglected Spanish Revival in Sacramento, adding light, color, and graphic tile.
Before & After: It’s Hard to Believe This Sleek Modernist Sanctuary Started as a 1950s Ranch House
After a major renovation, a midcentury home with some of the best views in Portland, Oregon, takes on a drastically new look.
Before & After: A Run-Down Midcentury in Southern California Goes From Eyesore to Head Turner
Once considered a goner, an International Style home near Palm Springs is lovingly restored to its postwar prime.
Before & After: A Classic School Bus Becomes This Family of Four’s Home on the Road
With a gray exterior and crisp, white shiplap interiors, this Blue Bird All American skoolie is a stylish home base for a traveling family.
Before & After: A Park Avenue Prewar Apartment Gets a Multihued Makeover
An old flat in a Carnegie Hill co-op building gets a vibrant update that maintains its prewar bones.
Before & After: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rarely Seen Fredrick House Is Deftly Restored
Chicago–based Eifler & Associates Architects leads a painstaking renovation of the rarely published home located in Barrington Hills, Illinois—overseeing everything from a sagging...
Before & After: A Contemporary Renovation Brings Coastal Views and Indoor/Outdoor Living
Before & After: A Contemporary Renovation Brings Coastal Views and Indoor/Outdoor Living
A 1960s home in San Diego is updated and transformed with expansive windows and sliding patio doors.
- 2 years ago
Before & After: A Mullet Renovation Fills a Portland “Super Bungalow” With Daylight
A remodel brings additional light into a 1907 craftsman by introducing a “glassy chunk of...
Before & After: A Melbourne Pub Is Recast as a Funky Home
Formerly a dated pub, then an office space, Hoa’s House is now a three-bedroom abode with curves in all the right places.
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.
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
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.
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
Brillhart Architecture protects the home’s old-growth trees and adds two sleek wings for an oasis setting.
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.