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 Modern renovations can give new life to midcentury gems, old industrial buildings, and other outdated spaces.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.

36 Stunning “Before and After” Modern Home Renovations
36 Stunning “Before and After” Modern Home Renovations
Whether they suffered from outdated amenities, a convoluted floor plan, or were just plain crumbling down, these “before and after” modern home remodels are unrecognizable from...
By Samantha Daly - 4 hours ago
A Shipping Container Turns Into a Backyard Architecture Studio
A Shipping Container Turns Into a Backyard Architecture Studio
Built for $200,000 and lowered into place by crane, a compact cargotecture office perfectly slots into an architect’s backyard.
 - 15 hours ago
Before & After: A Dark Midcentury Turns Into a Luminous Gem
Before & After: A Dark Midcentury Turns Into a Luminous Gem
A dated midcentury ranch in Santa Barbara is transformed into a bright, airy abode—perfectly suited for contemporary living.
 - 2 days ago
Before & After: A Dull RV Becomes a Cheerful Abode in Just 21 Days
Before & After: A Dull RV Becomes a Cheerful Abode in Just 21 Days
An Australian couple and their three-year-old son prepare for life on the road in Canada.
 - 5 days ago
Before & After: An Old Equipment Room Is Reborn as a Modern Penthouse
Before & After: An Old Equipment Room Is Reborn as a Modern Penthouse
With 20-foot ceilings and full-height windows, this former Ukrainian equipment space breathes new life as an elegant, modern abode.
 - 6 days ago
This Delightful Abode Is a Modern Take on “Grandma’s House”
This Delightful Abode Is a Modern Take on “Grandma’s House”
Oozing with bright, cheerful vibes, this revamped apartment captures the nostalgia of hanging out at your cool grandmother’s house.
 - 6 days ago
Budget Breakdown: Weekend DIYers Renovate a Dated Catskills Retreat For $201K
Budget Breakdown: Weekend DIYers Renovate a Dated Catskills Retreat For $201K
New York City–based couple Danielle and Ely Franko share the renovation budget for the Hunter Greenhouse, a 1971 Catskills home that they purchased in 2016 and now rent out as a...
 - a month ago
A Loft Mezzanine Cleverly Enlarges This Small Beijing Flat
A Loft Mezzanine Cleverly Enlarges This Small Beijing Flat
Awkward sloping ceilings are put to good use in this family apartment known as the Starburst House in Beijing, China.
 - 8 days ago
An Addition to a 1955 Modern Home Maximizes Views of the San Francisco Bay
An Addition to a 1955 Modern Home Maximizes Views of the San Francisco Bay
A new master suite at the Teaberry Residence by Cary Bernstein Architect realizes the full potential of a site in Tiburon, California.
 - 8 days ago
A 1920s Portland Warehouse Is Rehabbed Into an Industrial-Chic Home
A 1920s Portland Warehouse Is Rehabbed Into an Industrial-Chic Home
Blending raw industrial elements with elegant detailing, this one-of-a-kind home is a poster child for adaptive reuse.
 - 12 days ago
Before & After: Bold Wallpaper Brings Dreamy Vibes to a Dated Airstream
Before & After: Bold Wallpaper Brings Dreamy Vibes to a Dated Airstream
Beautifully executed finishes and varied textures turn a tired 1960s Airstream into a vibrant home—lovingly nicknamed Marjorie.
 - 12 days ago
A Small Guatemalan Hut Gains a Thoughtful Glazed Expansion
A Small Guatemalan Hut Gains a Thoughtful Glazed Expansion
Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glazing, this light-filled retreat embraces the Guatemalan forest from all angles.
 - 13 days ago
A Glass Addition Unveils Treetop Views For This Texan Home
A Glass Addition Unveils Treetop Views For This Texan Home
In Austin, Texas, a 1955 ranch house receives a major renovation, adding a new second level that cantilevers over its existing limestone-clad base.
 - 13 days ago
Before & After: A Little Flat in Ukraine Gets a Modern Upgrade
Before & After: A Little Flat in Ukraine Gets a Modern Upgrade
Local architects optimize the 376-square-foot space to still allow the tiny home to celebrate its remarkable past.
 - 13 days ago
Before & After: A Humdrum Home in Brooklyn Receives a Stylish Revamp
Before & After: A Humdrum Home in Brooklyn Receives a Stylish Revamp
A generic Brooklyn brownstone is transformed into a bright and spacious home—idyllic for entertaining kids and adults alike.
 - 15 days ago
A Low-Key Landscape Gives a  Vancouver Family a New Lease on Outdoor Living
A Low-Key Landscape Gives a Vancouver Family a New Lease on Outdoor Living
A simple fence helped produce this secluded oasis.
 - 15 days ago
A Parisian Townhouse Is Reborn as a Luminous Art Gallery
A Parisian Townhouse Is Reborn as a Luminous Art Gallery
If you have ever longed to live in an art gallery, this Parisian townhouse renovation just might be your ideal inspiration.
 - 16 days ago
A 1970s Airstream Is Revamped Into an Off-Grid Home For Six
A 1970s Airstream Is Revamped Into an Off-Grid Home For Six
Jonathan and Ashley Longnecker and their four kids live, work, and explore the world in this stylish, sustainable Airstream Sovereign.
 - 16 days ago
Budget Breakdown: A 1950s Duplex Receives a Striking Makeover For $190K
Budget Breakdown: A 1950s Duplex Receives a Striking Makeover For $190K
Put off by Montreal’s rising rents, a young couple turn to first-time homeownership and dive into a design-led renovation.
 - 18 days ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Awe-Inspiring Renovations
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Awe-Inspiring Renovations
Rearranged home layouts, refreshed kitchens, and updated dining rooms take these modern home renovations to the next level.
 - 18 days ago
A Cinder Block Duplex in Charleston Is Recast as a New York–Style Loft
A Cinder Block Duplex in Charleston Is Recast as a New York–Style Loft
The industrial-modern Metamorphosis House is now a showcase for art.
 - 19 days ago
Greenery Breathes Fresh Life Into a Brazilian Midcentury
Greenery Breathes Fresh Life Into a Brazilian Midcentury
With a budget of $50,000, a home rich in family history is treated to a bright, airy renovation for the first time since it was built.
 - 19 days ago
A 1930s Barcelona Apartment Is Revitalized Into an Airy Abode
A 1930s Barcelona Apartment Is Revitalized Into an Airy Abode
A triangular-shaped penthouse in the city center becomes a bright home that wonderfully connects with the outdoors.
 - 19 days ago
11 Skylights Brighten a Compact, Narrow Home in Vancouver
11 Skylights Brighten a Compact, Narrow Home in Vancouver
Strategically placed windows and a neutral color palette allow this 2,200-square-foot home to boast an airy, open feel, despite its unusually skinny lot.
 - 20 days ago
A Colorful Penthouse Pays Homage to American Design
A Colorful Penthouse Pays Homage to American Design
A French filmmaker celebrates American design in her vibrantly decorated pied-à-terre perched above Manhattan.
 - 20 days ago
Before & After: A Car Shop in San Francisco Is Reborn as an Artist’s Loft, Gallery, and Studio
Before & After: A Car Shop in San Francisco Is Reborn as an Artist’s Loft, Gallery, and Studio
SOMA Residence by Dumican Mosey Architects showcases a wide array of art, including, most notably, a Fiat mounted upside down from the ceiling.
 - 21 days ago
An 18th-Century Virginian Hotel Boasts an Elegant New Look
An 18th-Century Virginian Hotel Boasts an Elegant New Look
After a thoughtful remodel, a boutique hotel outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, is now inviting guests to embrace its luxurious dosage of Southern charm.
 - a month ago
Budget Breakdown: A Bay Area Warehouse Becomes a Live/Work Space For $124K
Budget Breakdown: A Bay Area Warehouse Becomes a Live/Work Space For $124K
A Bay Area producer and community organizer converts a run-down warehouse in Oakland into her dream house for $124,093.
 - a month ago
A Decaying 1920s Home Is Saved With a Mullet Renovation
A Decaying 1920s Home Is Saved With a Mullet Renovation
In downtown Raleigh, a thoughtful transformation rescues a historic home from decay while adding a surprisingly modern rear addition.
 - a month ago
A Major Restoration Updated This Midcentury Landmark in Belgium
A Major Restoration Updated This Midcentury Landmark in Belgium
A Belgian couple abide by strict preservation rules to breathe new life into an International Style villa by architect Lucien Engels.
 - a month ago