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.

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.
Compact, Light-Filled Prefab
Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.
A Light-Filled Pad in Long Island
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
A Light-Filled, Nature-Inspired House in Dallas
A chance encounter led a Dallas couple to a neighborhood where nature is prized as much as design, and houses are built to make...
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.
Factory Renovation in Buenos Aires Fights for Natural Light
A creative office remodel for a local motion graphics studio.
This Light-Filled Industrial Renovation Plays Host to Live Music
In Portland, Oregon, a renovated warehouse fuses engineering and artistry, much like its owners.
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.
Tour Lauren Conrad's Elegant, Light-Filled Home in the Pacific Palisades
As we neared the top of the winding, picturesque road to shoot Lauren Conrad's house in the hills, the first thought to strike us...
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...
An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City
An inviting house in the Mexican capital draws the outside in.
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.
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...
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.
If You Crave Bright, Light-Filled Spaces, This Midcentury Home For Sale Could Be the One
Architect Edward Fickett has often been referred to as the “miracle man” who was responsible for designing an estimated 50,000...
Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home
Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition.
8 Inspiring Minimalist Bathrooms
Streamline your plumbing and simplify your bathing ritual with inspiration from these minimalist bathrooms in the Dwell canon.
Light Matters
When asking people what matters most in their lives, they usually offer up values like friendship, health and happiness.
curio 8: petal pusher
In the hands of artist Livia Cetti, simple paper becomes a garden of earthly delights.

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