How to remove wallpaper yourself
You’ll likely have to take it slow
What I wish I’d known before my first kitchen renovation
One renovator shares her experience and her kitchen’s before and after, so you can learn from her successes and missteps
Tips and advice from the experts on everything related to home improvement projects, from the best renovation apps to easy DIY projects.
Following in Frank’s footsteps
How a Philly couple discovered the modern architect Frank Weise through his plans
How to renovate a 19th-century shotgun home
Five tips from an expert
How to save on utility bills
Reduce your carbon footprint and increase your savings with these tips from the pros.
18 renovation apps to know for your next project
Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.
From rubble to reuse: The long transformation of a Fishtown carriage house
The DIY project uncovered historic details and an overlooked beauty
Renovated 19th century Victorian asks $1.3M
It’s a grand, six-bed home
Plans revealed for 133 apartments in former Red Bell Brewery
Graffiti from the long-vacant space will remain
Checking in on The Bourse renovations
The $40 million renovations have completely changed the space
In Fairmount, home in 19th-century church asks $390K
It’s the second church to drop on the market this week.
In Norris Square, renovated home with rustic feel wants $470K
The home has seen a total interior change, with more exposed brick and beam.
Condo in early-1900s Narberth church wants $835K
The church has four homes and features original windows and beams.
8 tips for renovating a small space
Interior designer Jessica Helgerson, tiny home designer and inhabitant, shares her time-tested strategies.
Best products to use for a green remodel
We assembled a cheat sheet for purchasing more eco-friendly building materials and finishes.
Looking to renovate? Here’s what to DIY and what to leave to the pros
Taking a renovation into your own hands may seem like a great idea, but is it realistic?
In Kensington, a once run-down playground gets new life
The first phase of renovations for the Waterloo Playground in West Kensington is opening this month
Point Breeze home lists for $253K after top-to-bottom renovation
It’s a cozy two-story charmer.
Condo project in Frank Furness brownstone nearing completion
The adaptive reuse project at 2110-2108 Walnut Street is wrapping up by the end of the year.
Rebuild moves forward with rec center project following court ruling
The Rebuild initiative will invest in the Heitzman Recreation Center in Harrowgate.
Fitler Square garage may be turned into private daycare
The space at 22nd and Pine could be turned into a Goddard School, with illuminated signs—a factor that has some residents concerned.
So you want a kitchen island? Here’s what to consider first
A kitchen island isn’t exactly an one-size-fits-all solution. Here’s what you should consider when planning for one.
Turning vacant lots into green spaces improves mental health, Penn study finds
Residents reported a decrease in depression when nearby vacant lots were turned into green spaces
8 easy remodeling ideas to revamp your kitchen
Looking to spruce up your kitchen? Try these expert-recommended updates.
Former first medical college for women becomes luxury apartments
The 131-unit project will go in at the former Woman’s Medical College in East Falls—the first college of its kind for women in the country.
Renovated Fishtown home offers contemporary character for $575K
The home underwent massive renovations
The Touraine’s new sleepover suite is a minimalist’s dream
The creative director says it was inspired by Japanese bathing culture
Contemporary Old City home in converted cigar box factory lists for $3.3M
It even has four-car parking
Grace Kelly’s childhood home gets restored
The home was brought back to its original glory
Restoring a historic house: 8 tips and tricks before getting started
Restoring a historic house can be one of the most exciting—and overwhelming—experiences. We spoke with interior designer Steven Gambrel about his must-know tips for taking on any project.
What I wish I’d known when budgeting for a renovation
Tips for staying on track, without delays or a ton of expected costs.
6 easy steps to save more water at home
Experts outline six simple actions you can take to stop your home from being a water hog to save money on utility bills and sustain natural resources.
Are you ready to renovate?
Daniel Thomas, CEO of Portland-based Hammer & Hand and a 20-year veteran of the construction industry, offers eight baselines to consider before you embark on a home renovation.
How to turn your home into a smart home
Home technologies can offer unprecedented levels of information and automation, but with so many places to start, it’s hard to know where to start. Tech mavens from Nest, Amazon, and more share their tips for how to make your dumb home smart.
How to install solar panels on the roof of your home
In this new section of the Curbed Handbook, a New York solar pro walks through the process of designing and installing a rooftop solar system in a historic district. Have a closer look.
The truth behind 11 renovation myths
Like relationships and fame, renovations are seemingly made-for-television. We fantasize about them, dreaming of a beautiful home whose transformation is easy, fast, and affordable. According to the pros, the reality can be a lot grittier.
How to Replace Facade Elements on a Historically Protected Building
A New York architect walks through the process of replacing the facade of a townhouse in a historic district.
The Biggest Renovation Mistakes—And How to Avoid Them
Architect Melody Emerick reveals the biggest renovation mistakes, and offers advice on how to make sure they don't happen. Spoiler: Stop worrying so much about who might live in your home next.