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 Modern renovations can give new life to midcentury gems, old industrial buildings, and other outdated spaces.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

An Airy, Historic Home in Sweden Is Listed For Less Than $700K
An Airy, Historic Home in Sweden Is Listed For Less Than $700K
If you've ever dreamed of moving to Sweden, this newly renovated home could be your golden ticket.
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A Couple Transform a Prefab Shed Into a Cozy Cabin in Less Than Two Months
A Couple Transform a Prefab Shed Into a Cozy Cabin in Less Than Two Months
Two Airstream dwellers say goodbye to their mobile trailer to pursue their dream of homesteading in a cabin in the woods.
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A Paul Rudolph-Designed Midcentury Is Rescued From Obscurity and Finally Completed
A Paul Rudolph-Designed Midcentury Is Rescued From Obscurity and Finally Completed
Previously kept a secret at the request of the original homeowners, the Fullham Residence in Newton, Pennsylvania, finally gets completed according to the iconic architect's...
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A Renovated Apartment in Norway With a Dreamy Loft
A Renovated Apartment in Norway With a Dreamy Loft
Outside Oslo, one family's remodeled home includes a dark, secluded loft that encourages daydreaming.
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An Australian Cottage Gets a Japanese-Inspired Makeover and a New Home Office
An Australian Cottage Gets a Japanese-Inspired Makeover and a New Home Office
A weatherboard cottage in Melbourne gets a renovation and extension that make it a tranquil, live/work sanctuary.
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A London Shed Becomes an Airy Home Lit By Three Courtyards
A London Shed Becomes an Airy Home Lit By Three Courtyards
A new basement level and three bright, cedar-lined courtyards turn a shed into a sun-drenched home.
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A 320-Square-Foot School Bus Becomes an Airy Abode For a Family of Five
A 320-Square-Foot School Bus Becomes an Airy Abode For a Family of Five
After responding to an ad on Craigslist, a couple decide to embrace minimalism by converting an old bus into their new family home.
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Before & After: A DIY Couple Tackle Their 1915 Craftsman in San Diego
Before & After: A DIY Couple Tackle Their 1915 Craftsman in San Diego
Since 2015, when Ashley and Ross Goldman bought a Craftsman-style bungalow in their hometown of San Diego, California, they've worked diligently to turn it into a warm, stylish,...
 - 2 months ago
Before and After: A 1950s Midcentury Gem in Seattle Is Revamped Into a Modern Stunner
Before and After: A 1950s Midcentury Gem in Seattle Is Revamped Into a Modern Stunner
In Seattle, architects infuse a historic midcentury with modern vibes without compromising the home's unique design.
 - 2 months ago
This Stunning Redwood Pergola Brings Classic Charm to its Hollywood Hills Home
This Stunning Redwood Pergola Brings Classic Charm to its Hollywood Hills Home
Recently updated with redwood to ensure durability and longevity, the gorgeous structure helps preserve the home’s history.
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Before and After: A Historic Tribeca Townhouse Gets a Magical Makeover
Before and After: A Historic Tribeca Townhouse Gets a Magical Makeover
Tour a renovated, 19th-century townhouse with landmark status that used to be an egg and poultry distributor.
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An Architect's 1958 Midcentury in Tasmania Gets a Graceful Renovation
An Architect's 1958 Midcentury in Tasmania Gets a Graceful Renovation
Designed by architect Edith Emery for her family and built in Sandy Bay in 1958, this midcentury abode receives a deliberate expansion that carries the spirit of the original.
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An Airy New Pavilion Lets One Family Practically Live in a Park
An Airy New Pavilion Lets One Family Practically Live in a Park
In a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, a pavilion addition ties into the existing home's midcentury roots and connects to the nearby parkland.
 - 2 months ago
A Couple Transform a Toy Hauler Into a Mobile Tiny Home For $6K
A Couple Transform a Toy Hauler Into a Mobile Tiny Home For $6K
After a complete revamp, a 300-square-foot camper becomes a full-time residence for a family of four.
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The Glowing Converted Warehouse of Painter Fred Cress Is Open For Bids
The Glowing Converted Warehouse of Painter Fred Cress Is Open For Bids
The converted warehouse home and studio of award-winning painter Fred Cress in Annandale, Australia, is up for auction with a guide price of $4,500,000.
 - 2 months ago
Color Unites With Texture to Make This Brazilian Abode Appear Much Larger and Brighter
Color Unites With Texture to Make This Brazilian Abode Appear Much Larger and Brighter
When constricted by a lack of square footage, a team of São Paulo–based architects cleverly use light, color, and texture to create a bigger home.
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A Vaulted Concrete Addition Protects This Sea Captain's Home
A Vaulted Concrete Addition Protects This Sea Captain's Home
In China, concrete reinforcements and box windows waterproof a captain's home and cement its connection to the water.
 - 4 months ago
This Chic Camper Will Make You Want to Be an Airstream Dweller
This Chic Camper Will Make You Want to Be an Airstream Dweller
Craving more adventure, a couple decide to make a radical life change by becoming full-time Airstream residents and renovators.
 - 2 months ago
Before & After: An Outdated Bathroom Gets a Complete Makeover in Just 6 Weeks
Before & After: An Outdated Bathroom Gets a Complete Makeover in Just 6 Weeks
Vintage and modern elements work beautifully together in this bright, stylish bathroom renovation.
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This 1969 Camper Receives a Chic DIY Revamp on a Tight Budget
This 1969 Camper Receives a Chic DIY Revamp on a Tight Budget
A couple thoughtfully remodel an old camper to ensure the trailer's vintage personality shines.
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A Couple Buy a Collapsing Cabin For $7K in Joshua Tree and Revamp it Into a Desert Oasis
A Couple Buy a Collapsing Cabin For $7K in Joshua Tree and Revamp it Into a Desert Oasis
Thanks to an extensive DIY renovation, a 480-square-foot homestead in Joshua Tree, California, receives a stunning new look.
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This Eclectic Beach Bungalow on Fire Island Was Saved After Sandy
This Eclectic Beach Bungalow on Fire Island Was Saved After Sandy
Two of the worst hurricanes in New York history bookend the saga of a Saltaire cottage.
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A 1910 Apartment Transforms Into an Open, Radiant Loft
A 1910 Apartment Transforms Into an Open, Radiant Loft
This minimalist Montreal pad relies on exposed brick and glass partitions to create continuity between spaces.
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A Forgotten Warehouse Is Reborn Into a Light-Filled London Home
A Forgotten Warehouse Is Reborn Into a Light-Filled London Home
Formerly a schoolhouse property, this rundown London warehouse breathes new life as a modern two-bedroom abode after a complex revamp.
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Before and After: A Rundown Bodega in Chicago Is Reimagined Into a Vibrant Live/Work Space
Before and After: A Rundown Bodega in Chicago Is Reimagined Into a Vibrant Live/Work Space
A deserted corner store is redeveloped into a furniture and art gallery, showroom, apartment, and office space for a newly expanded architecture and design studio.
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This Villa in Belgium Has a Crazy Prefab Ceiling That Looks Like a Wave
This Villa in Belgium Has a Crazy Prefab Ceiling That Looks Like a Wave
A concave ceiling is craned onto a rear extension in Belgium.
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A Steel Staircase Merges Two Units Into One in Tribeca
A Steel Staircase Merges Two Units Into One in Tribeca
Thanks to a complete renovation, two separate units are merged into a single residence to create a chic home for a growing family in New York City.
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25 Backsplash Ideas For Your Kitchen Renovation
25 Backsplash Ideas For Your Kitchen Renovation
An interesting backsplash can take your kitchen from average to extraordinary.
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6 Simple Ways to Save on Your Kitchen Renovation
6 Simple Ways to Save on Your Kitchen Renovation
Upgrading a kitchen is seldom a cheap endeavor, but you can save yourself a pretty penny by following these tips.
 - 3 months ago
A 1957 Midcentury in Seattle Receives a Striking Makeover
A 1957 Midcentury in Seattle Receives a Striking Makeover
By removing walls, inserting new windows, and utilizing a lighter color palette, this historic home gets a modern new look.
 - 3 months ago