Renovations

In a place where real estate and rent prices are among the highest in the USA, these projects reinforce the wisdom of working with what you've got.

An Amsterdam School Built in 1910 Is Converted Into 10 Customized Apartments
In Amsterdam’s Bellamy neighborhood, an old school is repurposed and transformed into modern, lofty apartments.
An Old Cattle Barn in Slovenia Is Saved and Transformed Into a Family Home
A former Alpine cattle barn in Slovenia becomes a lofty family vacation home.
9 Traditional-Turned-Modern Cottages You Can Rent in the UK
Escape to a classic cottage in the UK that's been updated with modern elements—bringing together the old and the new.
A Salvaged Apartment on Mallorca Leaves its Roots Exposed
As if undertaking an archaeological dig, architect Carles Oliver peels back layers of his home over the course of three years.
Airstream Dream Team: These Women Travel the Country, Turning Retro RVs Into Homes
These women left their full-time jobs to remodel Airstreams.
An Old Grain Warehouse on the River Thames Is Transformed Into an Industrial-Modern Home
In Rotherhithe Village on the banks of the River Thames in England is an old grain storage warehouse that was refurbished and...
An Old Row House in Montreal Gets a Colorful Modern Upgrade
Warm, repurposed building materials are favored in this savvy renovation by MARK + VIVI.
7 Warehouse Conversions: Turning Industrial Buildings Into Modern Commercial Spaces
When it comes to repurposing old buildings, warehouses hold tons of potential.
An Austin Couple Turn a Ranch Home Into a Refreshing Live/Work Space
Architects Frank and Megan Lin revitalize an uninspiring 1960s ranch home, forging a connection to the outdoors and creating a...
Stay in a Historic Japanese Townhouse in Kyoto That Was Saved From Ruin
In order to save a Meiji-period machiya in Kyoto's Higashiyama District, four friends pooled together their resources and had the...
A Dramatic Apartment Renovation in Barcelona Features Salvaged Tile and Brick
The original apartment, located in the Grazia district, was dark and disjointed.
How to Work With an Architect
Use this as a guide to finding the right architect for your new home or renovation—and what to expect during the process.
Putting Down Roots in Denver, Ballplayer Josh Thole Renovates a 19th-Century Victorian
The modernized dwelling is now home base for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization player and his family.
A Progressive Melbourne Development Company Helps Facilitate an Exquisite Home Renovation
The BuildHer Collective, a development company whose aim is to empower women to tackle their own construction projects, teams up...
See How an Oregon Couple Renovated Their 1966 Airstream
Immediately after buying a vintage Airstream that they planned to renovate, Anna Jacobs and Damian Schmitt feared they bit off...
Renovation: A Sunny Berkeley Bungalow Invites the Outdoors In
A couple renovate a 1930s bungalow in Berkeley, California, adding 500 square feet and plenty of natural light.
A Streamlined Addition Revives a Gloomy Victorian in Sydney
The owners of this semi-detached, south-facing home asked the architects to bring in the light.
Space and Storage Needs Guide the Expansion of a Family's Cottage North of San Francisco
Even after a cramped cottage north of San Francisco grew, space and storage remained top of mind.
See How Sliding-Glass Pavilions Transformed a Renovated Melbourne Home
B.E. Architecture unifies new and old in a Melbourne residence, honoring the existing structure while introducing flexible glass...
A Converted Warehouse in Amsterdam Boasts Soothing Interiors of Concrete and Wood
A former warehouse is transformed into a minimalist, 600-square-meter home that complements the industrial character of the shell...
An Architect Turns His Small, Dark Apartment in Buenos Aires Into a Bright and Airy Home
A strategic renovation maximizes a small apartment in Buenos Aires.
A Family-Run Operation Refreshes a Portland Midcentury, Now Offered at $899K
A design-minded family team with plentiful carpentry experience gives this 1967 abode a modern update while preserving its...
A 1960s Melbourne Warehouse Is Upcycled and Transformed Into an Energy-Efficient Family Home
A family's dream of living in a converted warehouse becomes a reality when Zen Architects successfully transforms a leaky...
A Steel-and-Glass Addition With a Giant Hangar Door Maximizes Indoor/Outdoor Living
In Chicago's Wicker Park, the conversion of a two-flat Italianate building into a single-family home calls for a modern,...
An Art Deco Warehouse in Melbourne Is Converted Into a Shared Office Space
A dynamic warehouse conversion in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, allows two creative businesses to share a boardroom and break...
A Careful Renovation of a 19th-Century Flat in Gothenburg Brings it Back to Life
A 19th-century apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, is reborn.
A Historic Victorian in San Francisco Is Meticulously Transformed Into a Modern Family Home
In San Francisco’s Alamo Square, Jensen Architects turns to the past to boldly reinterpret a storied historic home.
A Family’s Loft in Poland Gets a Minimalist Renovation That’s Both Elegant and Functional
A comprehensive interior renovation by Loft Kolasiński transforms a 1930s-era family home in Szczecin, Poland, into a...
A Family Villa in Budapest With Colorful, 1960s-Inspired Interiors
Built at the turn of the 19th century, this villa in Budapest has been remodeled with bold and colorful, pop art-inspired...
Brooklyn Loft Renovation Masters Storage With a Custom Cabinet Wall
A creative tear-down renovation exposes a loft to natural light.

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