Renovations

Before & After. Modern renovations can give new life to midcentury gems, old industrial buildings, and other outdated spaces. Take notes on these revamped spaces—from whole-house overhauls to kitchen and bath remodels, these projects reinforce the wisdom of working with what you've got.

Before & After: A 1912 Seattle Home Gets a Modern Refresh With a New Nursery
Before & After: A 1912 Seattle Home Gets a Modern Refresh With a New Nursery
Casework transforms a humdrum attic-level master suite into a stunning, modern space with a nursery to welcome a family’s newest member.
By Michele Koh Morollo - 3 hours ago
BLDG Workshop Breathes New Life Into a Lakeside Home and Outdoor Hut
BLDG Workshop Breathes New Life Into a Lakeside Home and Outdoor Hut
On the shores of one of Canada’s Kalamalka Lake, a dated home gets a second chance with a redesign that embraces the outdoors and captures light.
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A Compact, Choppy Apartment in Barcelona Gets a Colorful, Quirky Remodel
A Compact, Choppy Apartment in Barcelona Gets a Colorful, Quirky Remodel
A Barcelona architect applies his studio’s signature style to his own renovated residence.
 - a day ago
A Renovated Apartment in Sweden Boasts Sunny Yellow Storage Walls
A Renovated Apartment in Sweden Boasts Sunny Yellow Storage Walls
Lookofsky Architecture has revived a 1920s apartment with egg yolk-yellow accents and a series of multifunctional, storage walls.
 - 2 days ago
A Vintage Airstream Trailer Is Now the Ultimate Live/Work Mobile
A Vintage Airstream Trailer Is Now the Ultimate Live/Work Mobile
At just 80 square feet, The Kugelschiff is a renovated Airstream Bambi II that now serves as a tech entrepreneur’s tiny home and office.
 - 5 days ago
An Australian Vacation Villa Gets a Sophisticated New Look
An Australian Vacation Villa Gets a Sophisticated New Look
On the peninsula of Palm Beach, a northern Sydney suburb, a holiday home is treated to a restrained, yet luxe, renovation.
 - 5 days ago
A Comic Book Illustrator’s Quirky  Live/Work Pad in Brazil
A Comic Book Illustrator’s Quirky Live/Work Pad in Brazil
An illustrator’s colorful, renovated apartment in Brasília features a clever partition that makes best use of the limited space.
 - 6 days ago
A Dated ’90s-Style Loft Is Stripped Down to a Streamlined Aesthetic
A Dated ’90s-Style Loft Is Stripped Down to a Streamlined Aesthetic
Simplicity drives the transformation of a cluttered Chicago loft into a clean and calm home.
 - 7 days ago
A Fashion Designer’s Parisian Apartment Gets a Cheerful Update—and a Rainbow Floor
A Fashion Designer’s Parisian Apartment Gets a Cheerful Update—and a Rainbow Floor
A renovated, 19th-century apartment in Montmartre features a multifunctional partition, natural light, and a dose of color.
 - 9 days ago
A Massive “Megacabinet” Hides a Secret Room in This San Francisco Home
A Massive “Megacabinet” Hides a Secret Room in This San Francisco Home
A secret reading niche, ample shelving, and even a feeding station for the family dog are integrated into this “Megacabinet” that invites light and play into a revamped dwelling.
 - 12 days ago
Budget Breakdown: A Midcentury Glass House Is Revitalized For $299K
Budget Breakdown: A Midcentury Glass House Is Revitalized For $299K
Rescued from demolition, a cantilevered home in Michigan is restored as a refined retreat with a magnificent indoor/outdoor connection.
 - 13 days ago
A Crisp, New Home Rises Around an Existing Pool in Australia
A Crisp, New Home Rises Around an Existing Pool in Australia
This Brisbane cottage was completely redesigned and expanded to make the best of an existing pool on the property.
 - 14 days ago
Before & After: A Cape Cod-Style Home Becomes a Modern Marvel
Before & After: A Cape Cod-Style Home Becomes a Modern Marvel
An architect remodels his 1949 Cape Cod-style home in Portland, Oregon, to fit the needs of his growing family.
 - 19 days ago
A Renovated Melbourne Bungalow Keeps its Clapboard Character
A Renovated Melbourne Bungalow Keeps its Clapboard Character
Outside cladding continues inside this updated and extended bungalow, which now enjoys a breezy garden connection.
 - a month ago
Budget Breakdown: A 1972 Airstream Sovereign Is Transformed Into a Family Home For $23K
Budget Breakdown: A 1972 Airstream Sovereign Is Transformed Into a Family Home For $23K
Arkansas couple Colleen and Zach Cashio spent two years overhauling a 1972 Airstream Sovereign—where they now live with their sons, Ezra and Harvey, and their Australian Shepherd...
 - 20 days ago
Marble and Ash Wood Unify This Distinguished Paris Flat
Marble and Ash Wood Unify This Distinguished Paris Flat
French architect and designer Guillaume Alan redefines minimalist chic with this stunning renovation.
 - 22 days ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Underwent Incredible Transformations
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Underwent Incredible Transformations
Dark, dingy, and crumbling no longer—these renovated modern homes are works of art.
 - a month ago
This Japanese-Inspired House in Sydney Defies a Triangular Site
This Japanese-Inspired House in Sydney Defies a Triangular Site
A challenging site prompts studioplusthree to get creative to bring light, views, and improved energy efficiency to this renovated abode.
 - a month ago
Joan Lao, Adalina Coromines, and Africa Lao Turn an Old Spanish Farmhouse Into an Incredible Home
Joan Lao, Adalina Coromines, and Africa Lao Turn an Old Spanish Farmhouse Into an Incredible Home
In the Baix Empordà region of Spain, a creative family transforms a 17th-century Catalonian farmhouse into a live/work and exhibition space.
 - a month ago
Breezy Courtyards Brighten Up a Dated Tasmanian Home
Breezy Courtyards Brighten Up a Dated Tasmanian Home
A new, checkerboard plan brings the garden into this revamped residence in Tasmania, ushering in light and air for passive heating and cooling.
 - a month ago
Before & After: Mandy Moore Rescues a Classic Pasadena Midcentury From a Jarring ’90s Remodel
Before & After: Mandy Moore Rescues a Classic Pasadena Midcentury From a Jarring ’90s Remodel
This Pasadena residence was designed by modernist architect Harold B. Zook in 1950, but an ill-fitting ’90s renovation clashed with its midcentury spirit.
 - a month ago
Before & After: A Bill Mack Midcentury Gem Gets a Gorgeous Remodel in Three Months Flat
Before & After: A Bill Mack Midcentury Gem Gets a Gorgeous Remodel in Three Months Flat
A creative California couple turn a Bill Mack-designed midcentury residence into a beautiful and practical modern home.
 - a month ago
A Design Duo Takes Over A Whole Factory
A Design Duo Takes Over A Whole Factory
We can only imagine all the fun these designers must be having at home.
 - 3 years ago
Budget Breakdown: A Design Duo Give Their San Francisco Loft a Modern Makeover For $70K
Budget Breakdown: A Design Duo Give Their San Francisco Loft a Modern Makeover For $70K
The homeowners tackled much of the work themselves to refashion a dated home into the ultimate, 700-square-foot city loft.
 - a month ago
Like a Tetris Game, an Australian Extension Locks Old With New
Like a Tetris Game, an Australian Extension Locks Old With New
A rear extension makes this bungalow in a Melbourne suburb more suitable for a growing family.
 - a month ago
Before & After: A Creative Couple Update Their Midcentury L.A. Home With Custom Furniture
Before & After: A Creative Couple Update Their Midcentury L.A. Home With Custom Furniture
Matt and Jen Monroe turn a tired 1951 midcentury house in Eagle Rock into a warm, contemporary home where they now live with their two daughters.
 - a month ago
Before & After: An Australian Victorian Home Gets Rescued From a Bad ’70s Remodel
Before & After: An Australian Victorian Home Gets Rescued From a Bad ’70s Remodel
A careful renovation saves this Victorian home in Melbourne from losing its historical charm.
 - 2 months ago
A Renovation Breathes New Life Into a Thatched Cottage in Brittany
A Renovation Breathes New Life Into a Thatched Cottage in Brittany
A thatched cottage on the French coastline gets a second chance with a stunning renovation that blends past and present.
 - 2 months ago
Chef Scott Pickett’s Renovated Bungalow Stars a Dreamy Kitchen
Chef Scott Pickett’s Renovated Bungalow Stars a Dreamy Kitchen
Reworked for an outdoor connection, this Melbourne residence now centers around a bright, spacious kitchen.
 - a month ago
Before & After: A Traditional Brooklyn Brownstone Receives a Chic Makeover Inside and Out
Before & After: A Traditional Brooklyn Brownstone Receives a Chic Makeover Inside and Out
Stewart-Schafer transforms a 1901 Brooklyn brownstone into a stylish, contemporary, and light-filled dwelling.
 - a month ago