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With the past year mostly spent cooped inside our homes because of the pandemic, many people now realize the importance of making their home a space they can enjoy and be comfortable in. At the same time, most people are also tired of all the same renovation ideas that are overdone and are looking for something unique.
Written by
Allen Brown
Photography
Max Vakhtbovych (Cover image), Dean Moriarty
You cannot renovate a building without learning the basics. Some contractors take years before they can master the art of remodeling. But if you plan on doing the renovations yourself, you have to learn the secret to how professional renovation contractors get the job done. 
Written by
Chris Jackson
Photography
Max Vakhtbovych
Workshop Diseño y Construcción: Casa Picasso is a project that turns every square inch of available space into a functional one. Indoor-outdoor interactions serve as the foundation of the project’s design, and the use of regional materials and textures typically found in the Yucatan Peninsula provide a sense of identity.
Project name
Casa Picasso
Architecture firm
Workshop Diseño y Construcción
Location
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Photography
Tamara Uribe
The Ho Chi Minh City-based architecture firm SEMBA VIETNAM led by Mamoru Maeda has recently completed renovation of a three-story house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Project name
DIST.4 HOUSE PROJECT
Architecture firm
SEMBA VIETNAM
Location
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Photography
DeconPhotoStudio (Hiroyuki Oki)
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A grade II listed building within the Kensington Square Conservation Area, this commercial office was converted into a single family home. A new basement extension was created to house a sauna, wine store and gym, all accessed via a unique all-glass cantilevered staircase. The house itself is a tasteful blend between period features & new intervent...
Project name
Kensington
Architecture firm
Stamos Yeoh Architects
Location
14 Kensington Square, London, United Kingdom
Photography
Marek Sikora
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The visual artist Fox Daniels has renovated ''Diagon Alley'' a farmhouse inspired by the Harry Potter books, located on the edge of the historic village of San Lawrenz in Gozo, Malta. Step under ancient archways and past thick stone walls to explore this 17th-century farmhouse inspired by the Harry Potter books. Located on the edge of the historic...
Project name
Diagon Alley farmhouse
Interior design
Fox Daniels
Location
San Lawrenz in Gozo, Malta
Photography
Diana Iskander