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 Modern renovations can give new life to midcentury gems, old industrial buildings, and other outdated spaces.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: Divine Details Help Streamline a Designer Couple’s L.A. Bungalow
Before & After: Divine Details Help Streamline a Designer Couple’s L.A. Bungalow
A husband-and-wife team create a simple, understated home that inspires a sense of calm.
- 2 months ago
Rental Revamp: A Comedian’s L.A. Digs Get a Plush, Boudoir Treatment
Punchy colors and playful textures up the glamour in writer Mamrie Hart’s bungalow.
Before & After: A Terrace House in Melbourne Takes an Unexpected Turn
Architect Rebecca Naughtin carves out a curvaceous kitchen in her foodie clients’ heritage home.
A Sleek Addition Hides Behind a Federation-Era Facade in Sydney
A Sleek Addition Hides Behind a Federation-Era Facade in Sydney
Heritage details cascade into a minimalist composition of glass and blackened timber in this renovation by Studio Prineas.
- 3 months ago
A Father-Daughter Duo Lovingly Revamp a ’70s Airstream on Vancouver Island
Interior designer Markie Miller and furniture builder Lance Price give an old tin can a second life as a rustic family retreat.
Before & After: A Creative Couple Revive a 1950s Cabin in the Catskills
Black cedar siding gives way to bright interiors in the idyllic Highland Bungalow.
A Cor-Ten Steel Home Rocks Heavy Metal Vibes in the Netherlands
A multidisciplinary team turns an early 1900s garage in Utrecht into an artful home made of wood, brick, and Cor-Ten steel.
A Kids’ Escape Route Puts the “Fun” in Functional at This Reimagined Melbourne Cottage
Secret passageways and surprise design elements abound in this playful home renovation for an active family of five.
Before & After: An Enlivened DC Residence Now Channels California Cool
Once overlooked and overgrown, this 1962 home now features sunlit rooms and thoughtful outdoor spaces.
Budget Breakdown: A 1988 Jayco Motor Home Gets a Gleaming Retrofit for $5,700
A creative couple combine their talents to give a camper a retro-inspired revamp.
Before & After: Two Former Circus Performers Remodel Their Home Like a Refined Big Top
Before & After: Two Former Circus Performers Remodel Their Home Like a Refined Big Top
This hillside residence in Seattle tempers three-ring spectacle with the restraint of Japanese design to fix a disjointed plan.
- 4 months ago
This 350-Square-Foot NYC Apartment Has Plenty of Room to Entertain
Space-saving design tricks turn a tiny Manhattan apartment into a place for a couple to host without holding back.
Before & After: A TV Writer’s Chelsea Loft Is Saved From a Hodgepodge of Outdated Remodels
Through a process of subtraction, the architects were able to highlight the penthouse’s unique elements.
Nutritionist Keri Glassman’s Manhattan Apartment Offers Lessons for Pandemic Living
The founder of Nutritious Life invites us into her Upper East Side home and shares how healthy habits have helped relieve stress.
Before & After: A Towering Library Becomes the Beating Heart of an Architect’s Home
Rafael Santa Ana unites the disjointed floors of his Vancouver residence, adding vaulted ceilings and a commanding, double-height bookshelf.
Rental Revamp: An Architect Couple Reimagine a Dated Queens Apartment for Just $5K
Using found materials and DIY know-how, Jordan Meerdink and Shalini Amin create a polished home that emphasizes their African roots.
This Playful Melbourne Home Embraces Its Split Personality
Heritage in the front, modern in the back—this renovation by FMD Architects is a family home with character.
This Cozy Aussie Cottage Is a Treasure Trove of Pottery and Vintage Finds
A smart renovation makes room for a creative couple, their two dalmatians, and a carefully curated collection of goods.
Budget Breakdown: A Former Berkeley Commune Is Surgically Renovated for $944K
A close-knit team seismically retrofits and reimagines a 1905 residence that had suffered through years of shoddy work.
Budget Breakdown: This Revamped New Orleans Home Is Part Urban Loft and Part Cathedral
A classic Big Easy house with a fanciful facade gets a $427K renovation that balances authenticity and imagination.
Before & After: A Washed-Up Venice Beach Shack Catches a Second Wave
Veneer Designs turns a crumbling home into a beachside paradise.
Budget Breakdown: A DIY Couple Turn an Aging Barn House Into a Dreamy Catskills Getaway for $55.6K
Undeterred by the pandemic—and with their one-year-old daughter in tow—Danielle and Ely Franko spend seven months overhauling a former hay barn.
This Vibrant Singapore Apartment Is a Love Letter to Wes Anderson
Interior designer Ponnie Tan of EightyTwo infuses a Singapore apartment with a striking play of tones, forms, and graphics.
Before & After: In This Portland Tudor, an Irresistibly Quirky Kitchen Steals the Show
Osmose Design enlivens a 1930s residence with eccentric, handcrafted details.
A Raw Yet Refined Bondi Beach Home Opens Up to the Neighborhood
Plaster and tile play nicely with brick and steel in this Bondi beach home defined by sharp contrast.
Budget Breakdown: This Sunny 1939 Santa Monica Bungalow Shines After a $765K Remodel
Addison Schierbeek Architects modeled the new layout around the homeowner’s favorite element of the property, a Chinese flame tree.
This Exquisite Extension With a Zigzag Roof Was Made Possible by Neighborly Collaboration
In London, architect Julia Hamson transforms the dark, cramped kitchen of her Victorian terrace house into a flexible gathering space.
A Waterfront Home in Washington Grows Two Hovering Wings
Elevated above the Hood Canal shoreline, Aldo Beach House expands to make room for visiting family.
7 Rustic Retreats with Surprisingly Sleek Interiors
Tucked away in nature, these rugged cabins and barns conceal remarkably refined living spaces.
This Yucca Valley Retreat Packed With Tile and DIY Hacks Is Pure Desert Magic
A $2 comal moonlights as a brilliant sconce in this revitalized ’80s ranch home.