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.

The Modern Renovated Home of Glee Star Jayma Mays
Armed with a keen eye for design and a yen for vintage furniture shopping, Glee star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell...
Modern Meets Ancient in a Renovated Italian Vacation Home
The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento,...
Renovation: A Breezy Modern Addition Opens Up a Historic Melbourne Home
A family with three young sons asked Mitsuori Architects to renovate and expand their venerable Victorian house to accommodate...
10 Modern Homes in London
With streets lined with historical structures from multiple time periods—including Georgians, Edwardians, and neo-Gothics—London...
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...
10 Timeless Midcentury-Modern Homes
It’s been more than five decades since its heyday, yet we still love midcentury modern.
10 Outstanding Modern Concrete Homes
When considering the benefits of building a home with concrete, one of the key elements that naturally comes up is the material's...
A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
10 Modern Glass Homes
Though living in a glass house certainly isn't for everyone, many people who look forward to their dream modern home see a vision...
Modern Homes in Brazil
Brazil is a breath-taking country that has a perfect mix of nature and modern architecture.
45 Pets in Beautiful Modern Homes
Here at Dwell, we love animals—and so do the individuals and families who have graced our pages.
9 Modern Homes Made Out of Shipping Containers
These shipping containers have left their itinerant lives as vessels that carried goods around the world, only to be reborn as...
An Affordable Modern Home in Atlanta
On a sloped creekside site in Atlanta, Georgia, architect Staffan Svenson elevates humble materials and basic geometries to craft...
Family Home Renovation in Brooklyn
For most homeowners, the goal of renovating is to transform an existing space into an idealized domicile.
10 Modern San Francisco Homes
Mention San Francisco and you might stir up images of steep streets lined with colorful and historic Victorian...
11 Modern Ranch-Style Homes
As one of America's most important contributions to residential architecture, ranch homes embody both modernist ideas and the...
7 Modern Architects at Home
We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...
A Modern Green Home in a Historic Colonial Town
A sustainable home in Lexington, Massachusetts, brings contemporary design to an unexpected region.
Modern Renovation of a Classic London Home
A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.
Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas
An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated...

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