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18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but there is probably a stellar app out there to assist with every part of the process.

How to remove wallpaper yourself 

You’ll likely have to take it slow. Depending on the type of wallpaper you’re working with, it can take up to a day per room to remove.

Former garage transforms into gorgeous home with Brutalist charm 

This Barcelona home is small in size, but rich in concrete—and views.

A bright attic renovation full of curves and yellow

The cheerful space features curved cutouts, built-ins, and sunny accents throughout.

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Quirky midcentury house restored to original glory

The renovation celebrates architect Andrew Geller’s penchant for geometric whimsy.

Renovated apartment places multifunctional cube front and center

The 430-square-foot pad puts a bespoke spin on making the most of available space.

Renovated midcentury home gets modern additions

The new structures connect to the original house via an indoor walkway, now used to display art.

Former ore foundry renovated into stunning weekend home

The upstate New York home has soaring ceilings, modern furniture, and some rustic touches.

This renovated geodesic dome is our dream modern cabin

Interior designer Jess Cooney overhauled the interior, transforming the dark wood-paneled interior into a light and airy abode.

Stylish stucco home is all curves and color

A savvy kitchen addition breathes new life into an old cottage.

Spacious modern loft used to be a school gym

The space was renovated for a family of four, including a mother whose choreography practice required open space for rehearsing.

NYC prewar apartment gets a dazzling modern update

The architects opened up the layout and widened room openings to create an airy feel and improve circulation.

Marcel Breuer’s 1950 Lauck House restored to its original glory

The restoration, which just completed its second phase, highlights Breuer’s exacting attention to light and space.

This startup is on a mission to make home renovations easier

Block is offering a one-stop renovation shop, starting with bathroom remodels.

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.

400-year-old skinny house renovated into ‘one-room hotel’

The three-story building measures just eight feet wide, but those eight feet pack a stylish punch.

Got old fixtures after a reno? Here’s what to do with them

Before you toss dated lighting, banged-up doors, or worn tiles in the dumpster, consider these more sustainable options.

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.

8 easy remodeling ideas to revamp your kitchen

Looking to spruce up your kitchen? Try these expert-recommended updates.

Architect renovates Unité d’Habitation apartment to complete Le Corbusier’s original vision

The architect owner spent more than two years consulting with archivists, shopping for antiques, and making alterations to the interior to create a faithful recreation.

377-square-foot apartment is super-optimized for all your needs

Designed for a young couple, the one-room home was optimized in every possible way, from daily living to entertaining to relaxation.

Moody apartment renovation is all about natural materials

Designed by Taipei-based KC Design Studio, the 1,345-square-foot home is characterized by two parallel sections rendered in a dark and natural color palette.

Midcentury gem gets stunning update and addition

Joel Sanders Architect renovated and expanded this midcentury modern home in New Canaan, Connecticut, originally designed in 1957 by John Black Lee.

Before and after: Philip Johnson’s Glass House replaces its ceiling

A rare renovation project reveals the modernist icon like you’ve never seen before.

Neutral colors make this apartment a calming oasis

Designed by local firm Zrobym Architects, the one-bedroom residence answers to the clients’ wish for minimalist interiors that are also comfortable.

To remodel or not to remodel: Curbed readers on “remuddling,” waste, and when to renovate

Last week’s piece by McMansionHell’s Kate Wagner sparked a conversation about home renovation projects—and when they are completely unnecessary.

Dramatic apartment renovation puts glass pool center stage

Designed by local practice Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados, the home in question is all the more impressive because it’s actually an apartment.

This tiny apartment was designed for two people, 51 cats

Chinese firm FANAF Architects transformed the 330-square-foot living space for a reality TV show.

355-square-foot flat tucks everything away with clever built-ins

Utilizing under-stair storage and other clever built-ins, Studio Bazi has designed a compact but efficient apartment in a historic building in Moscow.

Instagram-worthy apartment renovation is all about bespoke built-ins

Vibrant color blocking, ingenious built-ins, and curved shapes characterize this Instagram-worthy one-bedroom apartment renovation in Barcelona, Spain.

Historic Copenhagen home with designer pedigree gets minimalist refresh

Damaged by a fire in 2014, the historic house was restored and updated by local studio Norm Architects, who preserved original elements while giving the home a contemporary refresh.

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.

Brick Victorian rowhouse gets a double-vaulted extension

What makes this particular project stand out is the way in which the extension blends in with the architecture of the original terraced house.

1950s home gets contemporary overhaul in Indiana

Local studio Haus recently completed a comprehensive renovation of a midcentury modern home in the Meridian Hills neighborhood of Indianapolis.

Sleek modern office inserted into historic brick chapel

Why erase the church’s perfectly imperfect character when you could just build an entirely new building inside it?

1900s schoolhouse turns into bright apartments

Eklund Terbeek has reimagined a 100-year-old schoolhouse into six apartments while maintaining a few of the former building’s defining elements.

Victorian townhouse renovation opens dining room to the garden

The redesign from London-based firm LLI Design also added back a number of period-appropriate elements.

Brilliant renovation fits three generations in 484 square feet

The traditional Beijing courtyard house was completely overhauled into a modern multigenerational home.

Renovated home in Portugal combines the old and new

Nelson Resende took a "fractured property" and enlivened it by preserving its bones and generous proportions and highlighting its decorative elements.