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 Converted Office in NYC Ditches Bland Interiors for Brick and Steel
Before & After: A Converted Office in NYC Ditches Bland Interiors for Brick and Steel
StudioKCA turns a nondescript office in the Financial District into an open home for a young family with views of the historic surroundings.
- 7 months ago
Before & After: An Architect’s Verdant Victorian Home Makes the Most of Every Inch
Blank Canvas Architects preserves the Victorian facade of a Port Melbourne home while introducing a seamless backyard connection and a drool-worthy laundry room.
Before & After: This San Francisco Dwelling Feels Like a Japanese Ski Cabin
An adventurous couple’s renovated home in Twin Peaks features a tiered garden, an outdoor spa, and a meditative alcove.
Before & After: A Dilapidated Spanish Revival Home in L.A. Gets a Dazzling Renovation
Before & After: A Dilapidated Spanish Revival Home in L.A. Gets a Dazzling Renovation
An inspired renovation brings new life to a rundown Spanish Revival home in Los Angeles.
- 6 months ago
Before & After: A Remodel Drags This Italian Apartment Out of the ’60s
In Brescia, Italy, an apartment’s outdated floor plan and worn finishes are exchanged for a streamlined layout and artisanal details.
Before & After: A Remodel Brings a Famous Cartoonist’s Former Home Back to Life
This Seattle house high above Lake Washington once belonged to illustrator Irwin Caplan. Now it blends refreshed midcentury character with a seamless addition.
Before & After: A New York City Apartment Goes From Dark and Cramped to Daring and Capacious
A bold renovation turns an outdated apartment in Manhattan into a light and bright home.
Before & After: A Dreary Woodland Cabin Gets a Sparkling Update for $20K
Interior designer Hope Mendes rejuvenates a dated, 700-square-foot cabin in Northern California to use as a family hideaway.
Before & After: A Choppy San Francisco Duplex Becomes a Svelte Multigenerational Home
Persevering through a roller-coaster renovation, a San Francisco family makes room for extended relatives in their revamped hillside retreat.
Before & After: This Former Garage Is Now a Functional, Colorful Flat With Bubbly Built-Ins
A colorful conversion adds storage and brightens this petite first-floor French flat.
Creative Reuse: 12 Before & After Projects That Repurpose Old Buildings Into Inspired New Homes
Creative Reuse: 12 Before & After Projects That Repurpose Old Buildings Into Inspired New Homes
From the neighborhood bodega to a dilapidated motorcycle shop, these once disused buildings were given a new life, thanks to imaginative renovations.
- 4 months ago
Before & After: Curving Glass Walls Give This Traditional Beijing Home an Otherworldly Appeal
A derelict courtyard residence gets revitalized with a sinuous, glass-walled pathway.
Before & After: A Punchy Perforated Screen Fills This Vancouver Apartment With Light
This compact apartment in Vancouver’s Armoury District has an inspired solution for bringing light to the ground floor.
Before & After: A Drab Midcentury Outside Seattle Gets Infused With California Surfer Vibes
A fashion designer asks Wittman Estes to revamp this 1969 Mercer Island home with her Southern California roots in mind.
Before & After: A Key Layout Swap Smooths Out the Kinks of This Victorian Flat in London
An effortless mix of modern updates and historic details makes this 665-square-foot apartment feel sleek and tidy.
Before & After: A Pitch-Perfect Remodel Strikes Harmony in a Home Atop a Violin Shop
Tsai Design fine tunes a convoluted Melbourne apartment in order to let the light in.
Before & After: A Historic Tribeca Townhouse Gets a Magical Makeover
A collaboration between YUN Architecture and interior designer Penelope August, tour a renovated, 19th-century townhouse with landmark status that used to be an egg and poultry...
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.
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
An unusual siding material enhances a modernist home with a focus on indoor/outdoor connections.
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
A run-of-the-mill residence in the South Bay receives a John Pawson–inspired renovation that eschews all unnecessary detail.
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.