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.

This 60-Square-Foot Structure Divides and Conquers in a Manhattan Renovation
In a New York loft, a multifunctional cube provides a space-saving fix that’s anything but square.
The New Home On the Block That Uses 90 Percent Less Energy
A Seattle engineer builds an energy-efficient house with an assist from a prototype smart-home system.
This 390-Square-Foot Renovation Is Compact Yet Comfortable in Greenwich Village
An architect revamps a pint-sized Manhattan apartment for a couple on the go.
An 860-Square-Foot Tiny Home Becomes a Summer Haven For a Family of Five
Nestled near Lake Michigan, a family finds peace and relaxation in the form of an off-grid tiny home.
This 270-Square-Foot Tiny Home Is Now Up For Grabs at $89K
With a spacious "social pit" and plenty of built-in seating, this modern tiny house is an idyllic fit for entertainers looking to...
Renovation: 800 Square Feet
While in the process of helping his father find a suitable home closer to his family, Sacramento designer Curtis Popp realized he...
A Renovation Sheds New Light on a Cookie-Cutter Home in Sydney
Strategically located skylights brighten and modernize this renovated 1950s bungalow.
7 Modern Architects at Home
We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...
A Portland Couple Renovate a 1982 RV, Turning It Into Their New Home
When Liz Kamarul first set her eyes on a 1982 Winnebago for sale a few blocks from her home in Portland, Oregon, she saw past the...
7 Brooklyn Row Houses Renovations
The dream of owning a Brooklyn brownstone is just one of many reasons why people make the move to the popular outer borough.
Renovating Old and New in Barcelona
When Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso of Habitan Architects bought their first-floor apartment in an 1894 block of the Fort Pienc...
This 140-Square-Foot Tiny House Is Packed With Surprises
With two lofts, floating stairs, porthole windows, and tons of character, Tiny House Valhalla is a delightful abode for a family...
These 7 Vintage Airstreams Were Transformed Into Modern Escapes
Airstream trailers may have emerged in the 1930s and become iconic of the 1950s, but today, owners and designers are revamping...
7 Homes With Beautiful Outdoor Patios
A patio or outdoor deck can bring a whole other dimension to a home, opening up the interiors and making the residents feel...
This Tiny 140-Square-Foot Apartment Boasts Comfort and Function
Carefully crafted adaptable furniture makes this 140-square-foot London home chic and functional.
Family Home Renovation in Brooklyn
For most homeowners, the goal of renovating is to transform an existing space into an idealized domicile.
7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes
If you enjoy breathtaking landscapes and sunny beaches, then Hawaii is the perfect destination for you.
A Careful Renovation Brings New Life to a Family’s Heritage Home on the Spanish Coast
Thanks to a careful renovation that included a handful of preservation challenges, a family's Spanish beach house is given new...
Secret Storage and Pastel Colors Outfit a 350-Square-Foot Apartment in Madrid
A pocket-sized apartment renovation in Madrid helps the micro-home feel bright and airy.
7 Modern Eichler Renovations in California
Jospeh Eichler's post-World War II tract homes have had an astounding impact on modern architecture as we know it today.