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 Modern renovations can give new life to midcentury gems, old industrial buildings, and other outdated spaces.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

Q&A: HGTV Star Anthony Carrino on Converting an 1890s Firehouse Into His New Home
Q&A: HGTV Star Anthony Carrino on Converting an 1890s Firehouse Into His New Home
Anthony tells us about the design concept and the building's history in his family—plus why he’s now thinking a lot more about indoor air quality.
- 7 months ago
An Ingenious, Multistory Bookshelf Organizes a Sleek Madrid Home
Spanning multiple floors, the open shelves designed by Zooco Estudio morph to provide storage and define spaces.
A 1958 Airstream Is Recast as a Recording Studio for an NYC Girls Club
Perched on the second floor of the Lower Eastside Girls Club, the Airstream turned studio hosts broadcasting and music production classes.
A Designer Couple in Washington Overhaul Their Midcentury Kitchen for $35K
A Designer Couple in Washington Overhaul Their Midcentury Kitchen for $35K
Saul and Kristen Becker of Mutuus Studio build a jewel-like kitchen that now acts as a calling card for their firm.
- 7 months ago
A Rainbow of Colorful Arches Brightens Up a Live/Work Home in Japan
Pastel arches, exposed beams, and an open plan turn a family home into an architecture firm’s radical live/work space.
Before & After: A Jumbled San Francisco Home Gets a Timeless Makeover
Malcolm Davis balances the past with the present to craft a beautiful home that stands the test of time.
A Tumbledown Cottage in Austin Is Freshened Up and Fortified
Webber + Studio salvages a 1909 dwelling in the historic Clarksville neighborhood.
Before & After: Big Color and Pattern Give a Drab L.A. Midcentury a Major Glow Up
A multiphased makeover revives a 1963 Los Angeles home with effusive color and playful pattern.
Before & After: A Light-Catching Glass Box Brightens Up a Tribeca Loft
Interior designer Nina Blair blends Ghanaian and Scandinavian influences in her family’s Tribeca apartment.
16 Amazing Adaptive Reuse Projects That Will Make You Look Twice
You won’t believe what they’re doing now.
A Dramatic Sawtooth Roof Infuses This Midcentury Florida Revamp With Vintage Vibes
A Dramatic Sawtooth Roof Infuses This Midcentury Florida Revamp With Vintage Vibes
Sarasota School specialists Seibert Architects transform a run-down, historic structure into a light-filled family home that echoes the past.
- 8 months ago
After a Complete Renovation, This Formerly Concrete House Is Up for Grabs for $500K
Located just outside of Orlando, the fully renovated cottage also offers European Oak flooring and cedar-clad ceilings.
A Weathered Beach House Becomes a Breezy, Live/Work Pad in Northern California
Architect Malcolm Davis revives a sun-bleached property in Pacifica, adding a detached studio wrapped in Cor-Ten steel.
Budget Breakdown: An Art Studio Is Transformed Into a Lush Garden Home for $24K
A young couple looking for a small live/work space give Delavegacanolasso freedom to design their dream home.
Before & After: A Victorian Cottage Expands With a Rear Addition to Accommodate a Growing Family
Kennon+ expanded and renovated a celebrity couple’s home into an impressive Melbourne mullet.
You’d Never Guess This Rustic Long Island Loft Was Once a Laundromat
Listed for $1.3M, the converted property offers over 4,000 square feet of interior space—and it comes with a turnkey, detached cottage.
Before & After: A Disjointed Cape Cod Home Is Streamlined and Synced to Its Site
Monte French Design Studio brings much-needed sleeping space to a vacation home with a tower addition bridged by an elevated glass hallway.
Cutouts and Heightened Ceilings Revive a Portuguese Apartment
This renovated apartment in Lisbon counteracts an outdated 19th-century floor plan with simple, but clever interventions.
Before & After: A Dilapidated Dormitory in Taipei Is Transformed Into a Lush Family Home
JC Architecture turns a Japanese university staff dormitory into a “Living Lab” made from 70% recycled materials.
Before & After: A Faded Eichler in San Mateo Gets a Glow Up
A remodel opens up the floor plan and preserves the key characteristics of a tired Eichler.
A Craftsman Bungalow in San Francisco Gets a Striking, All-Glass Rear Facade
An unassuming 1906 Craftsman in Noe Valley hides a three-story, steel-and-glass facade from view.
An 1860s Brooklyn Carriage House Packed With Midcentury Charm Lists for $5.5M
The airy home merges design inspiration from two eras into one refreshing look.
Before & After: A Partitioned Bed-and-Breakfast in Sydney Is Now a Gracefully Unified Home
Carter Williamson turns a disjointed terrace house into a soothing residence full of soft colors and curves.
A Dilapidated Victorian Cottage Shines After a Sustainable Retrofit
Zen Architects revitalizes an early 1900s home in Melbourne.
Pockets of Color Turn a Ho-Hum Madrid Flat Into a Funky Bachelor Pad
Gon Architects updates a typical apartment by imbuing it with bold character.
A 1980s School Bus Becomes a Tiny Home With Scandinavian Vibes for a Family of Five
Graphic designer Matthew Welsh Weinberger took inspiration from Scandinavian design to craft an unconventional family home on wheels.
Before & After: An Art Deco Apartment in Mumbai Becomes a Couple’s Creative Headquarters
Mumbai- and Tokyo-based architect Katsushi Goto creates a flexible live/work space for himself and his partner, artist Vishwa Shroff.
A Crumbling Cottage Gives Way to a Brisbane Home Brimming With Greenery
A vine-covered terrarium acts as a portal, hiding this home’s entrance from street view.
A Home in a Former Shoe Factory Gets an Overhaul Inspired by a Vintage Cookbook
WOWOWA Architecture combines a retro palette of blush, brick red, and copper with a swirl of curving forms to ease awkward angles in this warehouse conversion.
A Flemish Theater Turned Home in the Heart of Historic Antwerp Seeks $1.9M
Originally built as a hotel circa 1860, the building features a stately staircase leading up to a loft-style attic apartment with soaring timber trusses.