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 Modern renovations can give new life to midcentury gems, old industrial buildings, and other outdated spaces.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

7 Repurposed Churches Around the World
7 Repurposed Churches Around the World
With their stained-glass windows, vaulted ceilings, open-floor plans, and intriguing history, churches that are repurposed into homes have become more and more desirable across...
 - a year ago
Formerly a Historic Bank, This Amsterdam Hotel Honors its Stately Roots
Formerly a Historic Bank, This Amsterdam Hotel Honors its Stately Roots
Amsterdam-based firm Office Winhov converts the landmark Kas Bank building into an extension of the sumptuous W Hotel.
 - a year ago
The Stunningly Restored Hassrick Residence by Richard Neutra Hits the Market at $2.2M
The Stunningly Restored Hassrick Residence by Richard Neutra Hits the Market at $2.2M
The iconic architect’s midcentury modern home in Philadelphia’s East Falls neighborhood faced demolition before being rescued and thoughtfully rehabbed—and is now once again up...
 - a year ago
Turn Your Bathroom Into a Private Sanctuary With These Upgrades
Turn Your Bathroom Into a Private Sanctuary With These Upgrades
Moen’s wide array of faucet and accessory options and its innovative shower solution come together to orchestrate a customized, spa-like bathroom experience.
 - a year ago
Remodeling the Town Miller’s House From 1844
Remodeling the Town Miller’s House From 1844
Built in 1844, this 2,700-square-foot house—which once belonged to a town miller—is transformed into a modern family home with high ceilings and an unusual open-plan layout.
 - a year ago
This Renovated Sea Ranch Retreat Is an Absolute Must-See
This Renovated Sea Ranch Retreat Is an Absolute Must-See
A couple enlist Butler Armsden Architects and Leverone Design to reimagine their home as a multigenerational meeting point.
 - a year ago
7 Bathroom Renovation Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Space
7 Bathroom Renovation Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Space
Gone are the days of bathrooms simply being utilitarian spaces.
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8 Times Historical Architecture Took a Walk on the Modern Side
8 Times Historical Architecture Took a Walk on the Modern Side
Traditional architecture is something that can and should be preserved whenever possible.
 - a year ago
A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67
A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67
A flat renovated by a pair of fashion insiders breathes new life into architect Moshe Safdie's iconic Habitat '67 building.
 - 5 years ago
10 Modern Floating Homes That Offer an Aquatic Lifestyle
10 Modern Floating Homes That Offer an Aquatic Lifestyle
In recent years, there's a been a surge of interest in floating homes for many reasons—mainly because they can be easily adapted for site-specific environments.
 - a year ago
11 Modern Ranch-Style Homes
11 Modern Ranch-Style Homes
As one of America's most important contributions to residential architecture, ranch homes embody both modernist ideas and the casual spirit of West Coast living.
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7 Brooklyn Row Houses Renovations
7 Brooklyn Row Houses Renovations
The dream of owning a Brooklyn brownstone is just one of many reasons why people make the move to the popular outer borough.
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9 Stellar San Francisco Renovations
9 Stellar San Francisco Renovations
If you've ever embarked on a renovation in California, you know how challenging the historic preservation laws can be.
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Traditional Churches Become Modern Homes
Traditional Churches Become Modern Homes
Sometimes church congregations move on, perhaps because the building itself is falling apart or it becomes too small.
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Marcel Breuer’s Revived Home Could be Yours for Just Under $5 Million
Marcel Breuer’s Revived Home Could be Yours for Just Under $5 Million
It’s a rare occasion that an iconic home is put on the market—let alone one that the architect actually lived in. So is the case with this Marcel Breuer-designed residence in New...
 - 2 years ago
Philadelphia Row House Renovation
Philadelphia Row House Renovation
In historic Philadelphia, Jibe Design gives a row home a bright modern update—and a dose of Persian pattern.
 - 2 years ago
This Modern Boston Renovation Expertly Mixes in Colorful Craft Finds
This Modern Boston Renovation Expertly Mixes in Colorful Craft Finds
A world of craftsmanship is on display at MASS Design Group cofounder Alan Ricks’ home.
 - 2 years ago
This 60-Square-Foot Structure Divides and Conquers in a Manhattan Renovation
This 60-Square-Foot Structure Divides and Conquers in a Manhattan Renovation
In a New York loft, a multifunctional cube provides a space-saving fix that’s anything but square.
 - 2 years ago
15 Modern Additions to Traditional Homes
15 Modern Additions to Traditional Homes
We believe that building a new addition (or many) to your home is exciting. Not only do they create extra space, but additions also add character to your humble abode.
 - a year ago
Bright Colors and Sleek White Oak Fill This Playful Lake Tahoe Loft
Bright Colors and Sleek White Oak Fill This Playful Lake Tahoe Loft
Designer Vicki Simon’s creative brief for a gut renovation she took on in Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley came from the homeowners’ 10-year-old son.
 - a year ago
12 “Pro-Tips” For Installing Wallpaper in Your Home
12 “Pro-Tips” For Installing Wallpaper in Your Home
Spring is coming and home improvements are in the air. Wallpaper is a great way to freshen up any room in your home, whether it's the entire space or a single accent wall.
 - a year ago
Merging Old and New With These 10 Modern Renovations in Scotland
Merging Old and New With These 10 Modern Renovations in Scotland
The thought of Scottish homes often conjures a vision of stone row houses nestled together on cobblestone streets, rolling green hills, or rocky cliffs.
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10 Fantastically Sleek Foyer Designs
10 Fantastically Sleek Foyer Designs
A foyer, also known as an entryway, is the first thing you see when you arrive at a house. They are important as they deliver the first impression on the interior of a home.
 - a year ago
A Rooftop Addition on a 19th-Century Building Suits a Growing Family’s Needs
A Rooftop Addition on a 19th-Century Building Suits a Growing Family’s Needs
An architect renovates his penthouse residence on the roof of the historic Gilsey House in Manhattan’s NoMad district—adding height, space, and outdoor access.
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25 Bold Ways to Decorate with Yellow
25 Bold Ways to Decorate with Yellow
The color yellow is associated with many things including bliss, happiness, and energy (to name a few).
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Revealing the Pros and Cons of Exposed Brick and How to Take Care of It
Revealing the Pros and Cons of Exposed Brick and How to Take Care of It
For centuries, bricks have been the literal and figurative building blocks of communities across the globe.
 - a year ago
7 Modern Eichler Renovations in California
7 Modern Eichler Renovations in California
Jospeh Eichler's post-World War II tract homes have had an astounding impact on modern architecture as we know it today.
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This Farmhouse-Style Home Gets a Clever and Geometric Update
This Farmhouse-Style Home Gets a Clever and Geometric Update
A relaxed interior and radical roof make a home more sociable and energy-efficient.
 - 3 years ago
Creative Revival of a Modernist Gem
Creative Revival of a Modernist Gem
Introducing a series of structures, two architects weave a house with a notable pedigree into the landscape.
 - 2 years ago
10 Remarkable Warehouse-to-Home Transformations
10 Remarkable Warehouse-to-Home Transformations
Industrial structures can be excellent candidates for renovations—their large spaces can either be left open and airy, or divided into conventional rooms.
 - a year ago