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.

7 Effortless Ways to Infuse Metallics Into Your Home
Add some glamour and warmth to any space with these small, simple touches of metallic finishes.
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.
Hollywood Renovation: Week 7
In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and ...
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.
7 Tiny Home Companies to Consider on the West Coast
These design-forward home builders on the West Coast are crafting tiny dwellings that are big on style and sustainability.
4 Tips to Make Living with Renovations Easier
When you are involved in building renovations, whether a small scale domestic renovation project or a large scale industrial job...
Dwell Home Venice: Part 7
In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...
Modern Rowhouse Renovation in New York
With a little faith and a lot of foresight, Keisha Martin entrusted Laura Briggs and Jonathan Knowles to revitalize a derelict...
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.
Modern Renovation of a Classic London Home
A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.
10 Modern Renovations to Homes in Spain
Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix of both...
Typographer Focus: Peter Biľak
The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.
A Couple Buy a Collapsing Cabin For $7K in Joshua Tree and Revamp it Into a Desert Oasis
Thanks to an extensive DIY renovation, a 480-square-foot homestead in Joshua Tree, California, receives a stunning new look.
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.
A Renovated, Midcentury Glass-and-Steel House in New York Asks $2M
Designed by Roy O. Allen, the Woodward Residence in Westchester County, New York, offers the chance to own a restored...
A Collapsing Cabin in Joshua Tree Gets Revamped Into a Desert Oasis
Thanks to an extensive DIY renovation, a 480-square-foot homestead in Joshua Tree, California, receives a stunning new look.
Budget-Friendly Renovation of a Neoclassical Home in Oslo
A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...
Four Designers Reimagine the Home in London's Trafalgar Square
Four design teams create temporary spaces that toy with the concept of home in Trafalgar Square.