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 Modern renovations can give new life to midcentury gems, old industrial buildings, and other outdated spaces.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

A Sculptural Staircase Anchors This A-Frame Getaway on Fire Island
A Sculptural Staircase Anchors This A-Frame Getaway on Fire Island
Bromley Caldari transforms an outdated beach home into a modern escape with staggering bay views.
 - 4 months ago
A Vietnamese Abode Draws In Light With a Glass Atrium
A Vietnamese Abode Draws In Light With a Glass Atrium
Traditional and modern elements merge to striking effect in this renovated home north of Hanoi.
 - 4 months ago
An 18th-Century Townhouse Is Now a Chic Norwegian Rental
An 18th-Century Townhouse Is Now a Chic Norwegian Rental
Built in 1710, this historic Norwegian townhouse has been transformed into an airy holiday home.
 - 4 months ago
Before & After: An Architect Takes Steps to Create His Dream Home in Brooklyn
Before & After: An Architect Takes Steps to Create His Dream Home in Brooklyn
After spending much of his life waiting to renovate a historic row house, Brooklyn–based architect Shane Neufeld finally finds one to revamp for himself.
 - 4 months ago
Before & After: An Outdated 80s Loft Is Rescued From a Flashy Color Palette
Before & After: An Outdated 80s Loft Is Rescued From a Flashy Color Palette
Brooklyn–based firm Isaac-Rae reimagines every inch of this 3,100-square-foot space, infusing an "un-fussy" aesthetic throughout.
 - 4 months ago
A Historic Icelandic Midcentury Gets an Alluring Modern Twist
A Historic Icelandic Midcentury Gets an Alluring Modern Twist
In Iceland, a midcentury single-family home originally designed by iconic architect Guðmundur Kr. Kristinsson is treated to a stunning renovation.
 - 4 months ago
4 Reasons Designers Rely on Quartz, Time and Again
4 Reasons Designers Rely on Quartz, Time and Again
The durability, high performance, and timelessly beautiful look of Caesarstone quartz make it a designer’s go-to choice for surfaces throughout any home.
 - 4 months ago
A Steel Mesh Curtain Wraps Around This Renovated Australian Home
A Steel Mesh Curtain Wraps Around This Renovated Australian Home
Taking a cue from Japanese architecture, Hiro-En House in Melbourne features a deep veranda shaded by a stainless-steel mesh curtain.
 - 5 months ago
You Can Rent a Room in This 19th-Century Bavarian Farmhouse, Which Just Got a Minimalist Refresh
You Can Rent a Room in This 19th-Century Bavarian Farmhouse, Which Just Got a Minimalist Refresh
After seven generations, a family farm in Bavaria is reinvented, trading livestock for lodgers.
 - 5 months ago
Before & After: A Kitchen and Dining Room Swap Places in This Home Renovation
Before & After: A Kitchen and Dining Room Swap Places in This Home Renovation
An Oregon couple taps His Builders to convert their kitchen into the "modern, simple, Scandinavian-inspired" space of their dreams.
 - 5 months ago
Experts Reveal the Top 10 Things to Consider Before Investing in a Fixer-Upper
Experts Reveal the Top 10 Things to Consider Before Investing in a Fixer-Upper
Itching to take a crack at fixing up an old, rundown property? Read these renovation tips first.
 - 4 months ago
Before & After: A 1954 Midcentury in Portland Is Stunningly Revived
Before & After: A 1954 Midcentury in Portland Is Stunningly Revived
Penny Black Interiors deftly updates the midcentury Humphrey House in the West Hills of Portland with standout cabinetry, gorgeous tile, and wallpaper galore.
 - 4 months ago
Vintage and Industrial Elements Combine in an Updated Taiwan Apartment
Vintage and Industrial Elements Combine in an Updated Taiwan Apartment
One family's "deconstructed" flat in New Taipei City disguises unsightly steel ceiling girders and exposed pipe with eclectic surface materials.
 - 5 months ago
This Eichler Home in California Mixes Scandinavian Vibes With Midcentury Charm
This Eichler Home in California Mixes Scandinavian Vibes With Midcentury Charm
In the heart of Silicon Valley, a 2,121-square-foot Eichler home oozes with midcentury charm and sophistication after a thoughtful renovation.
 - 5 months ago
Before & After: An Old Japanese Farmhouse Gets a Modern Facelift
Before & After: An Old Japanese Farmhouse Gets a Modern Facelift
Once tied to a rice plantation, the renovated Shimotoyama House in Japan becomes a bright family home thanks to ALTS Design Office.
 - 5 months ago
A Melbourne Home Gains a Gorgeous Glass-Fronted Addition
A Melbourne Home Gains a Gorgeous Glass-Fronted Addition
A glass-fronted addition aims to re-engage a small-scale Melbourne home with its exuberant garden.
 - 5 months ago
A 1920s Fisherman’s Shack in Australia Breathes New Life as a Cozy, Unique Rental
A 1920s Fisherman’s Shack in Australia Breathes New Life as a Cozy, Unique Rental
An eco-friendly restoration turns a ramshackle shack into a magical seaside getaway in Australia.
 - 5 months ago
Before & After: A Century-Old Row House in Montreal Gets a Glorious Renovation
Before & After: A Century-Old Row House in Montreal Gets a Glorious Renovation
After suffering years of neglect, the historic Maison Clark home is brought back to life by architecture firm la SHED with a fresh new look to match its vibrant, hip neighborhood.
 - 5 months ago
Before & After: Two Masterful Kitchen Renovations by Case Design
Before & After: Two Masterful Kitchen Renovations by Case Design
An East Coast design-build firm shows us how it's done when it comes to chic kitchen overhauls.
 - 5 months ago
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.
 - 5 months ago
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.
 - 5 months ago
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...
 - 5 months ago
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.
 - 5 months ago
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.
 - 5 months ago
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.
 - 5 months ago
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.
 - 5 months ago
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,...
 - 5 months ago
Before & After: A 1950s Midcentury Gem in Seattle Is Revamped Into a Modern Stunner
Before & After: A 1950s Midcentury Gem in Seattle Is Revamped Into a Modern Stunner
In Seattle, SHED Architecture & Design infuses a historic midcentury with modern vibes without compromising the home's unique design.
 - 6 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.
 - 6 months ago
Before & After: A Historic Tribeca Townhouse Gets a Magical Makeover
Before & After: A Historic Tribeca Townhouse Gets a Magical Makeover
A collaboration between YUN Architecture and interior designer Penelope August, tour a renovated, 19th-century townhouse with landmark status that used to be an egg and poultry...
 - 6 months ago