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 Light-Filled Industrial Renovation Plays Host to Live Music
In Portland, Oregon, a renovated warehouse fuses engineering and artistry, much like its owners.
A Traditional Facade Hides a Light-Filled Renovation in Delaware
Modern additions and a restoration transform a 2,930-square-foot home.
8 Ways to Renovate an Airstream
The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu.
An Unused Garage Is Transformed Into a Light-Filled Backyard Studio
An inspiring renovation gives new life to a San Francisco family's old, unused garage.
This Light-Filled Cabin in the Netherlands Is Completely Made by Hand
Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel show just what can happen when great minds work together.
An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City
An inviting house in the Mexican capital draws the outside in.
10 Light-Filled Homes With Interesting Skylights
By installing skylights—large windows and apertures in your roof—you can naturally warm up your home, brighten and open up your...
A Light-Filled Modern Farmhouse Is Built For $240K
Inspired by the rural Wisconsin countryside, a team designs an elegant modern farmhouse with a simple exterior and a bright, airy...
Light-Filled Family Home Renovation in Copenhagen
In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has carved out a cozy, light-filled home.
A Forgotten Warehouse Is Reborn Into a Light-Filled London Home
Formerly a schoolhouse property, this rundown London warehouse breathes new life as a modern two-bedroom abode after a complex...
Escape to a Light-Filled, Beach-Meets-Forest Retreat in Portugal
Sitting across from a deserted beach on a private plot surrounded by a pine forest is a large modernist vacation home that's...
This Light-Filled, Metallic Home Embraces Its Wooded Site
A compact home’s rhythmic facade and daylight-drenched interiors create a connection to nature.
Compact, Light-Filled Prefab
Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.
A Sleek Renovation in London Ushers Light Into a Family Home
A streamlined and modernized design transforms this London terrace house into a refined, bright, and spacious home that supports...
A Brisbane Architect Designs a Light-Filled Addition For Her Brother
With the addition of a striking, two-story "living hub," architect Rebecca Caldwell of Maytree Studios adds the finishing touch...
A Clever Sunken Roof Fills a London Terrace House with Light
A London renovation resolves a family’s yearning for open air and greenery.
5 Light-Filled Spaces That Use Glass Blocks Creatively
Glass blocks—the old-school square blocks of translucent glass found in many buildings constructed from the 1940s through the...
A Light-Filled Pad in Long Island
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A Renovation Sheds New Light on a Cookie-Cutter Home in Sydney
Strategically located skylights brighten and modernize this renovated 1950s bungalow.
After a Renovation, a Classic San Francisco Victorian Is Now Bursting With Light and Color
An architect reimagines a narrow 1901 row house in Noe Valley while preserving its historic facade.