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.

Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a...
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.
Renovation Opens Up a London Apartment
In Clerkenwell, an architect re-imagines a space to bring out the "dramatic geometry" of its concrete ceiling.
7 Bathroom Renovation Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Space
Gone are the days of bathrooms simply being utilitarian spaces.
A Los Angeles Renovation Opens Up to Coastal Climes
In the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, a couple turn to architect Ken Ungar for a home that maximizes ocean views and meshes...
This Boulder Home's Unique Bedroom-Bathroom Puts a New Twist on the Open Plan
A pair of Coloradans work with a design-build firm to create an airy, 2,100-square-foot modern home.
An Off-the-Grid Prefab that Combines Open Plan Living with Rugged Durability
In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.
Renovation Near Sydney Opens Home Onto a Lush Garden
A modern addition in Annandale strengthens a home's connection to the outdoors and enhances natural light.
Blocked in on Two Sides, a Renovation Opens a Quebec Apartment to Tons of Natural Light
This light, bright, and airy home is in a charming 1924 building.
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.
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 ...
7 Stunning Scandinavian Hotels
What first comes to mind when you think of the Scandinavian lifestyle? If it includes simplicity, comfort, and a connection to...
Desk Typography: A Font Based on the Open Office Plan
French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to rearrange the office.
7 Incredible Island Villas in Indonesia
The islands of Indonesia are a dream come true for anyone hankering for some sun, the sea, vibrant marine life, delicious food,...
7 Alpine Holiday Chalets in Switzerland
If you enjoy skiing and snow-capped mountains, then a vacation in the Swiss Alps has your name written all over it.
A Simple Plan
A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction...
7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes
If you enjoy breathtaking landscapes and sunny beaches, then Hawaii is the perfect destination for you.
7 Modern Laundry Rooms
Many of us are guilty of thinking of laundry rooms as unremarkable or unattractive parts of our home that don't require much...
7 Questions with Maxwell Ryan
On a budget but want a cool pad? Struggling with a small space? We chat up Maxwell Ryan, founder of the popular Apartment Therapy...
Opened House
A few years after moving into their stocky, cavelike 1970s bi-level 20 miles southeast of Milwaukee, JJ and Eric Edstrom decided...