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.

Smart Interior Update Shows When a Gut Renovation Isn't Necessary
An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.
Big Sur: Going Coastal
It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.
A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment
A 400-square-foot Upper East Side apartment gets a new look.
Bright Renovation of a 1970s Big Sur Home
Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible.
Before & After: Two Masterful Kitchen Renovations by Case Design
An East Coast design-build firm shows us how it's done when it comes to chic kitchen overhauls.
10 Modern Wedding Venues That Will Make Your Big Day Unforgettable
Honor your love for design—and each other—in one of these extraordinary wedding venues in the U.S. and beyond.
Make the Pin Bigger
Is bigger better? Pinterest wants to know.
What's the Most Overlooked Feature When Planning a Kitchen Renovation?
We turned to our panel of Dwell Pros for the answer—here's what they said.
This Renovation Will Make You Rethink the Typical Look of a California Beach House
A 1960s Southern California seaside property gets a luxe update that still fits in with its natural surroundings.
Make Your Space Look Bigger: 10 Lofted Bedrooms
We believe that there are many awesome advantages to having a loft in your home.
Prefab Goes Big, Onstage Preview
Prefab is one of our favorite subjects at Dwell on Design, and this year we're picking up the discussion with a variety of prefab...
A Remodel Turns a Dark and Choppy House in Melbourne Into a Bright, Flexible Family Home
A 1970s double-brick family home in Doncaster, Melbourne, was dramatically remodeled to take full advantage of scenic views of...
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.
12 Renovated Motels That Make Us Want to Hit the Road
They seemed like a novelty in the nineties, but restored motels have gone from kitsch to cutting-edge, and play a key role in the...
8 Ways to Refresh and Personalize Your Kitchen
From updating hardware and faucets to layering colors and textures, here are some ideas to kickstart a kitchen makeover that...
4 Smart Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value When You Renovate
During your next home renovation, choose changes that aren’t just about picking the hottest paint color; instead, add true value...
A 1974 Kit House Is Gutted in a Frenzy, Then Fine-Tuned For Close to a Decade
A couple rehab and refine a drab suburban home outside of New York City.
11 Modern Ranch-Style Homes
As one of America's most important contributions to residential architecture, ranch homes embody both modernist ideas and the...
An Architect Goes Minimalist to the Max With His Home Renovation in Queens
An ascetic-minded couple take a New York row house down to the studs.
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...