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.

Our Renovation
Every night I said, “Trust me, sweetheart, this is going to be amazing, beautiful,...
North Vancouver House Renovation
In North Vancouver, Canadian architects Scott & Scott have breathed new life into an aging mid-century home.
Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.
A Transformative Apartment Renovation in Brooklyn
A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes an inviting space for a young family.
A Ranch House Kitchen Renovation
For their lakeside retreat in northwestern Michigan, Keith and Mary Campbell renovated a 1970s ranch house to include a spacious...
10 Modern Renovations to Unique Homes in France
Known for its art de vivre and joie de vivre, France is a country with a rich cultural past.
Renovation in Nekogahora by Airhouse
Renovation in Nekogahora is a minimal home located in Aichi, Japan, designed by Airhouse.
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...
Creative Renovation in Brooklyn
When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous...
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...
Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville
Persistence paid off for this California couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.
Park Street Renovation
The renovation of Katie and John Eller's Park Street Residence in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco began with a...
Get Awesome Kitchen Renovations Idea from Professional Kitchen Experts
It might cost you not as much as a thousand dollars or more to get great kitchen renovations in Melbourne ideas.
A Sophisticated Renovation in Montreal
A simple space becomes sophisticated with a single ornate gesture.
Hollywood Renovation: Week 3
In this new, exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture will track the hands-on renovation of...
Hollywood Renovation: Week 4
In this new, exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture will track the hands-on renovation ...
Hollywood Renovation: Week 1
In this new, exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture will track the hands-on renovation of her...
Hollywood Renovation: Week 2
In this new, exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture will track the hands-on renovation of...
DC Deli Office Renovation
While reporting one of our feature stories in the September issue, I became pals with the owners and residents at Taylor Gourmet,...
The Winning Renovation of Rowhouse Showdown
Over the course of the season, the program Rowhouse Showdown on FYI has followed three design teams as they've each overhauled an...