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 Modern renovations can give new life to midcentury gems, old industrial buildings, and other outdated spaces.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

Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan
Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan
A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.
- 5 years ago
This Is How an Aussie Model Decorates a Family Home—and It's So Cool
Some people are just born with that cool factor in their genes.
Clever Storage Solutions and a Shifted Layout Revive This 1950s Chicago Home
When Carly and Brad Moeller were searching for a new home in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood of Chicago, they came across a classic split-level house that needed some serious...
A Transformative Duplex Renovation in Montreal
A Transformative Duplex Renovation in Montreal
In the city's Villeray neighborhood, a cramped structure is recast as an open work-play space for a young family.
- 5 years ago
A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.
Wood Paneling Loses its Dated Reputation with This Renovation of a 1959 Portland Gem
On a whim, a growing family uproots to Oregon where they find—and remake—the home of their...
This Light-Filled Industrial Renovation Plays Host to Live Music
In Portland, Oregon, a renovated warehouse fuses engineering and artistry, much like its owners.
Discuss: Would You Renovate Your Eichler Home?
If you were handed the keys to an Eichler home, would you set out to preserve it as a midcentury time capsule, or update it with modern amenities?
The Modern Renovated Home of Glee Star Jayma Mays
Armed with a keen eye for design and a yen for vintage furniture shopping, Glee star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell revitalize a formerly jumbled Los Angeles house.
A Concrete Home in Rural Belgium
A Concrete Home in Rural Belgium
Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in rural Belgium, a resident and her designer embark on a sensitive renovation that excises the bad (carpeted walls, dark rooms)...
- 6 years ago
A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home
Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by solar panels and a geothermal heat pump that draws...
Renovation Near Sydney Opens Home Onto a Lush Garden
A modern addition in Annandale strengthens a home's connection to the outdoors and enhances natural light.
Inside Peter Fehrentz's Renovated Flat in Berlin
With a confident color palette and clever space-saving tricks, designer Peter Fehrentz transforms a 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin.
Solid Gold
When it comes to material originality, this former tavern in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood pulls out all the stops.
Scandinavian Style Revives This Montreal Home
A clever design team brings a dash of Scandinavian style to a Danish executive’s flat in a renovated Montreal triplex.
A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco
In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has made a pair of unique outdoor living spaces—one...
This Bright Green Prefab in Sweden Looks Just Like a Monopoly House
In Sweden, an architect finds an efficient building solution 260 miles from home.
A Home's High Ceilings Are Responsible for Some Impressive Views
An architect with a taste for unconventional living spaces creates a small house at lofty heights with a starring view.
A New Spin on the Suburbs in Marin
Not your average cookie-cutter home.
Damaged by Superstorm Sandy, a Fire Island Cottage is Rebuilt
Damaged by Superstorm Sandy, a Fire Island cottage is rebuilt to absorb, rather than resist, 
the hit of future floods.
Happy Trails
In the Virginia woods, two architects devise an economical solution to a couple’s need for space.
10 Charming Brick Interiors
There is something so aesthetically pleasing about brick. The combination of its tailored pattern, funky texture, and rustic color, promises to give your home that extra flare.
Feel Like You’re on Perma-Vacation in These Secluded Hideaways
Located off the beaten track, these eight homes are close to nature and far from prying eyes.
Move Into This Midcentury Modern Revival in North Carolina For $1.2M
Built in 1953 and completely renovated last year, this split-level residence both upgrades and references its midcentury roots.
Discuss: How Do You Navigate Design Differences at Home?
When it comes to interior design, we don't always see eye to eye with our partners.
A Couple Restores a Seemingly Hopeless Mill in France
In 1981, Londoners Anthony and Gillian Blee purchased the ultimate fixer-upper.