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.

Family Home Renovation in Brooklyn
For most homeowners, the goal of renovating is to transform an existing space into an idealized domicile.
9 Stellar San Francisco Renovations
If you've ever embarked on a renovation in California, you know how challenging the historic preservation laws can be.
10 Unbeatable Brownstone Renovations in Brooklyn
Balancing historic details with modern updates, these renovated Brooklyn brownstones are the stuff of dreams.
A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn
A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for 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.
Two Renovated Carriage Houses in Brooklyn Hit the Market
Starting at $3,350,000, these twin carriage houses in Clinton Hill retain their historic charm while boasting dreamy, minimalist...
A Major Renovation Opens Up a Brooklyn Loft Apartment
A tech executive overhauls a loft duplex in a turn-of-the-century former paper factory in Brooklyn.
A Radiant Renovation Brightens Up a Dark Brooklyn Brownstone
VonDalwig Architecture fills a lower-level Brooklyn residence with light and garden views.
9 “Before & After” Cabin Renovations That Will Make You Look Twice
From salvaged A-frames to revamped desert dwellings, these transformations will give you cabin fever—in a good way.
Top 9 Renovations of 2020
Out-of-the-box thinking led to the stunning transformations nominated for this year’s Dwell Design Awards.
A Pair of Designers Renovate Their Brooklyn Brownstone With a Bright Monochromatic Palette
With a monochromatic makeover, a pair of designers revive a common Brooklyn brownstone apartment.
Budget Breakdown: A Brooklyn Brownstone Gets a Vibrant Renovation For $910K
When a Brooklyn-based couple sought to renovate a brownstone in Crown Heights, they knew exactly which architect they wanted for...
This Brooklyn Fashion Designer’s Cozy Loft Was Renovated on a Budget
A fashion label founder refuses to hide the rough side of her Brooklyn apartment, exposing pipes, columns, vents, and more.
A Stylishly Renovated 19th-Century Brooklyn Row House Lists For $3.2M
The 6-bedroom home was built in 1899 by prominent architect Axel Hedman, while the recent restorations were led by designer duo,...
Before & After: A Brooklyn Kitchen Shines After a Much-Needed Renovation
A dark and outdated kitchen in a 100-year-old Brooklyn townhouse is transformed into a bright and contemporary space with plenty...
Brooklyn Loft Renovation Masters Storage With a Custom Cabinet Wall
A creative tear-down renovation exposes a loft to natural light.
A Brooklyn Carriage House Is Revamped With a Penthouse Made From Shipping Containers
On a tree-lined street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, a former carriage house from the 1930s is now a colorful modern home that...
A Design Duo’s 19th-Century Brooklyn Townhouse Is Filled With Art They Love
Built in 1890, this recently renovated townhouse balances a beautiful mix of styles and eras.
A Transformative Apartment Renovation in Brooklyn
A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes an inviting space for a young family.
Creative Renovation in Brooklyn
When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous...