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 Modern renovations can give new life to midcentury gems, old industrial buildings, and other outdated spaces.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 Gut Reno Restores Gatsby Glamour to This Art Deco Brooklyn Loft
Before & After: A Gut Reno Restores Gatsby Glamour to This Art Deco Brooklyn Loft
FIG Interior Design and JAM Architecture team up to fill a lackluster unit with sweeping curves and luxe finishes that honor the building’s historic Art Deco exterior.
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An Adventurer and Her Pets Find Solace in a Renovated 1973 Airstream Tradewind
The pet-friendly space includes a cook’s kitchen, a spa-like bath, and even an outdoor deck.
A Flourishing Garden Grows Inside This Glass-Roofed Melbourne Victorian
Austin Maynard Architects turns a typical Melbourne terrace house into a light-filled home with a bright-green heart.
An Architect’s Home in Bondi Evolves Over Three Renovations to Suit a Growing Family
An Architect’s Home in Bondi Evolves Over Three Renovations to Suit a Growing Family
Over the past seven years, Australian architect Jeremy Bull has renovated his home three times, describing it as a “scaffold for a growing...
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Budget Breakdown: A Lakeside Retreat Goes From Groovy to Gorgeous for $450K
Dupont Blouin updates a family getaway in Québec while preserving its ’60s flair.
Before & After: A Pitch-Perfect Remodel Strikes Harmony in a Home Atop a Violin Shop
Tsai Design fine tunes a convoluted Melbourne apartment in order to let the light in.
A Radiant Renovation Brightens Up a Dark Brooklyn Brownstone
VonDalwig Architecture fills a lower-level Brooklyn residence with light and garden views.
Three Generations Live Under One Green Roof in San Francisco
Aidlin Darling Design recasts an unremarkable midcentury home as a multigenerational retreat crowned by a living roof.
A Canadian Couple Revitalize a 1970s Airstream Using Salvaged Materials
Hanson Land & Sea use local, reclaimed materials to transform a vintage Airstream into a family escape.
Before & After: A Key Layout Swap Smooths Out the Kinks of This Victorian Flat in London
An effortless mix of modern updates and historic details makes this 665-square-foot apartment feel sleek and tidy.
This Half-Height Expansion for a Growing Family in London Is a Real Brainteaser
This Half-Height Expansion for a Growing Family in London Is a Real Brainteaser
With their plans to add an additional floor thwarted, BVDS Architects fit a new loft bedroom into a half-height space that feels surprisingly open.
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This Melbourne Family Home Wraps Around a 125-Year-Old Dairy
White tile, concrete, and steel accents connect a contemporary home with the industrial heritage of its site.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Couple Polish Up Their Tucson Bungalow for $42K
While opening up the layout to capture desert light, Darci Hazelbaker and Dale Rush accentuate the character of their 1925 Spanish-style home.
An Edwardian Home Gets a New Life Complete With a Sparkling Pool
Wellard Architects gives a Melbourne family home a refreshing remodel that celebrates the past while embracing the future.
Before & After: A Drab Midcentury Outside Seattle Gets Infused With California Surfer Vibes
A fashion designer asks Wittman Estes to revamp this 1969 Mercer Island home with her Southern California roots in mind.
A Porch in Italy Is Reborn as a Tiny Cabin With Eye-Popping Interiors
Drawing from Persian design, Francesca Perani Enterprise creates an urban hideaway with budget-conscious materials like OSB and printed floor tile.
A Soulful Renovation in Santa Barbara Brings the Mountains Front and Center
A restrained revamp by Anacapa and Bailey Peace Design emphasizes the rolling landscape.
An Australian Home Nods to Oscar Niemeyer With Curvaceous Concrete Forms
A light renovation connects this Sydney home with its lushly landscaped grounds.
A Crafty Remodel Recasts a Dreary Kitchen as an Inviting Jewel Box
A revised layout, smart sight lines, and an earthy palette turn the back of this Australian home into a relaxing hangout spot.
A Victorian Button Factory Is Reimagined as a Trio of Timber-Clad Lofts
Cross-laminated timber, black corrugated steel, and polished concrete merge in these handsome spaces.
A Berlin Apartment Breathes Easier With a Light and Bright Revamp
A gut renovation adds a well-appointed sunny kitchen, a spacious master bedroom, additional storage, and luxe upgrades throughout.
Before & After: A Dim, Cookie-Cutter Craftsman in Portland Now Basks in Natural Light
Local firm Beebe Skidmore was enlisted to spearhead “Operation...
8 Home Renovations Done for Less Than $300K
For these homeowners, a pretty penny was what it took to transform their ho-hum dwellings into dream homes.
This Revamped Terrace House Has a Porthole Window for the Owner’s Cat
Atlas Architects crafts a sanctuary for a librarian and her cat in Melbourne, Australia.
An 1850 Schoolhouse in Milford, Pennsylvania
A pair of photographers employed a pair of architects (they're all buddies) to transform an aging schoolhouse into a modern marvel.
Before & After: A Tucson Midcentury Gets a Surgically Precise Revamp
Paring back to just the essentials, Hazelbaker Rush’s treatment of this 1941 dwelling is a lesson in restraint.
Before & After: A Portola Valley Home Draws Inspiration From Down Under
An unusual siding material enhances a modernist home with a focus on indoor/outdoor connections.
With Just $7K, a Creative Duo Transform a Melbourne Warehouse Into a Cheerful Home and Studio
Designer Leah Hudson-Smith and musician Wally Maloney build a bedroom and music studio within a lofty warehouse—all on a shoestring budget.
This Candy-Colored Spanish Apartment Looks Good Enough to Eat
Peeling back the layers in a pied-à-terre in Spain reveals the inspiration for its palette.
A Bare-Bones Brick Home in London Has its Breakthrough Moment
A team of architects uses the bones of a midcentury eyesore to create a new home for a family of seven.