Make the most with the home you have. Modern renovations are one of the most popular design stories on Dwell. Renovation presents challenges, and smart design delivers solutions. Modern design and architecture allow old construction to meet new ideas and materials. Hire an architect or interior designer whenever possible, because professional training helps mitigate issues and yield truly beautiful spaces.

Top 5 Homes of the Week With Awe-Inspiring Renovations
Rearranged home layouts, refreshed kitchens, and updated dining rooms take these modern home renovations to the next level.
Top 5 Jaw-Dropping Home Renovations of the Week
The best renovations restore homes without sacrificing their original essence.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Top-Notch Woodwork
Versatile and enduring, wood is a material that seems to work just about anywhere.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Top-Shelf Libraries
Take a page from their books—these modern home libraries from the Dwell community are seriously impressive.
10 Unbeatable Brownstone Renovations in Brooklyn
Balancing historic details with modern updates, these renovated Brooklyn brownstones are the stuff of dreams.
A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn
A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a...
5 Comforting Dishes That Top Chefs Are Making at Home
Six world-class chefs invite us into their home kitchens and share the dishes they’re loving right now.
A Radiant Renovation Brightens Up a Dark Brooklyn Brownstone
VonDalwig Architecture fills a lower-level Brooklyn residence with light and garden views.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Charming Patios
With warm weather on the horizon, we suggest you take notes on these superb patios from the Dwell community that caught our...
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Handy Home Offices
Working remotely? Take some inspiration from these homes from the Dwell community that caught our editor’s eye this week.
Dwell Asks: Watch 5 Top Designers Answer 5 Revealing Questions
Aldo Cibic, Yves Behar, Kelly Wearstler, Marcel Wanders, and Johanna Grawunder discuss their earliest design memories, favorite...
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Epic Kitchens
They say the "kitchen is the heart of the home" for a reason.
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Welcome the Outdoors In
These inviting homes give the term "getting back to nature" a whole new meaning.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Contemporary Fireplaces
Get in the autumn spirit with these cozy fireplace designs from the Dwell community.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Epic High Ceilings
Who doesn't love high ceilings? We sure do. High ceilings are modern, sleek, and make any space look infinitely bigger.
Top 5 Kitchens of the Week With Warm Wood Details
From birch, to pine, to oak, these modern kitchens incorporate wood in truly stunning ways.
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Embrace Their Surroundings
Sliding glass doors, immense windows, and relaxing patios connect the residents of these modern homes with lush backyards and...
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Cozy Nooks
Snuggle up in these creative corners with a newspaper and a cup of coffee—and relax.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Striking Exteriors
These visually arresting facades can't be accused of being boring.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Dreamy Dining Rooms
Dust off your fine china—these dining rooms from the Dwell community are ready for the entertaining season to begin.