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 Modern renovations can give new life to midcentury gems, old industrial buildings, and other outdated spaces.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

An Antwerp Apartment Captures the Spirit of the Belle Époque
An Antwerp Apartment Captures the Spirit of the Belle Époque
In Antwerp, Belgium, a historic flat is transformed into a bright and airy, dreamy oasis.
By Michele Koh Morollo - 8 hours ago
An Old Charleston Row House Is Elegantly Modernized With a Southern Twist
An Old Charleston Row House Is Elegantly Modernized With a Southern Twist
After a thoughtful revamp, this iconic home now boasts a “southern modernism” sense of style.
 - 9 hours ago
An Outdated Swiss Chalet Is Treated to a Playful New Look
An Outdated Swiss Chalet Is Treated to a Playful New Look
Four sections, four levels, and four doors and windows enable this remodeled 1960s cabin to fully embrace its idyllic natural environment.
 - 3 days ago
A Minimalist Residence Rises From Medieval Italian Ruins
A Minimalist Residence Rises From Medieval Italian Ruins
Stone, concrete, and walnut come together to create this elegant abode in Urbino.
 - 4 days ago
A Historic Propeller Factory Is Converted Into a Gorgeous Home
A Historic Propeller Factory Is Converted Into a Gorgeous Home
Built in the 1800s, this former factory in Jersey City breathes new life as a chic, sophisticated residence.
 - 4 days ago
This Renovated Esherick Perfectly Frames the San Francisco Bay
This Renovated Esherick Perfectly Frames the San Francisco Bay
Located in the city's iconic Sea Cliff neighborhood, a historic abode is treated to a stunning renovation.
 - 5 days ago
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Bromley Caldari transforms an outdated beach home into a modern escape with staggering bay views.
 - 5 days 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.
 - 8 days 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.
 - 12 days 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, a Brooklyn–based architect finally finds one to revamp for himself.
 - 14 days ago
Before and After: An Outdated 80s Loft Is Rescued From a Flashy Color Palette
Before and After: An Outdated 80s Loft Is Rescued From a Flashy Color Palette
A Brooklyn–based firm reimagines every inch of this 3,100-square-foot space, infusing an "un-fussy" aesthetic throughout.
 - 14 days 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.
 - 17 days 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.
 - 18 days 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.
 - 18 days 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.
 - 19 days ago
Before and After: A Kitchen and Dining Room Swap Places in This Home Renovation
Before and After: A Kitchen and Dining Room Swap Places in This Home Renovation
An Oregon couple taps a local firm to convert their kitchen into the "modern, simple, Scandinavian-inspired" space of their dreams.
 - 23 days 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.
 - 19 days ago
Before and After: A 1954 Midcentury in Portland Is Stunningly Revived
Before and After: A 1954 Midcentury in Portland Is Stunningly Revived
Penny Black Interiors deftly updates a midcentury home in the West Hills of Portland with standout cabinetry, gorgeous tile, and wallpaper galore.
 - 19 days 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.
 - 24 days 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.
 - 25 days ago
Before and After: An Old Japanese Farmhouse Gets a Modern Facelift
Before and After: An Old Japanese Farmhouse Gets a Modern Facelift
Once tied to a rice plantation, a renovated farmhouse in Ritto becomes a bright family home.
 - a month 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.
 - a month 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.
 - a month ago
Before and After: A Century-Old Row House in Montreal Gets a Glorious Renovation
Before and After: A Century-Old Row House in Montreal Gets a Glorious Renovation
After suffering years of neglect, a historic home is brought back to life with a fresh new look to match its vibrant, hip neighborhood.
 - a month ago
Before and After: Two Masterful Kitchen Renovations by Case Design
Before and 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.
 - a month 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.
 - a month 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.
 - a month 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...
 - a month 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.
 - a month 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.
 - a month ago