Best Remodels: Before and After

brick and wood clad remodelled house
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Finding an unloved home ripe for a remodel can be a great find. If you think an remodeling project might be the project for you, then take inspiration from these incredible homes that got an exterior facelift during their remodel.

A New England-Style Makeover

New England-style remodel

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This remodel and extension project, by Tony Holt Design has transformed a 1930s Spanish-style chalet bungalow into a New England-inspired family home.

A Modernist Remodel

Modernist remodel of lodge house

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Architect Neil Turner and wife Anita have given their hunting lodge style home a Modernist makeover and extensive eco overhaul.

A 1950s Home Remodelled

Modern extension to detached house

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Rachel and John MacElvogue have extended and remodelled their 1950s home to include a self-contained granny annexe and extra space for their growing family.

A Radical Remodel of a 1980s Home

Wood clad remodel of brick home

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Karen and Nial Stewart have radically improved their 1980s property with a large timber-clad extension to create a unique 21st-century family home.

Remodelled 1960s Semi

Semi detached home transformed by modern remodel

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Charlie Grieg’s forgettable semi-detached home has been given a Miami beachside villa style remodel.

A 1970s Home Transformed

1970s home remodelled and extended

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OB Architecture was brought in to give this dated 1970s property a complete remodel.  The project has not only provided much-needed extra space, but has also given the property’s appearance a new lease of life.

A Contemporary Remodel

White rendered house remodel

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Thanks to the team at Paul Testa Architecture, this home has gone from a tired detached house to a modern home. Fresh render, timber cladding and new windows add a contemporary feel, while the entrance has been moved to the centre of the property to create a more symmetrical look.

A Coastal Remodel

Bungalow transformed by remodel scheme

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Sarah Cartwright and Paul Soanes have transformed a drab bungalow in Dorset into a stunning contemporary coastal home that takes full advantage of the enviable views.

An Oak Clad Bungalow Remodel

Oak-clad bungalow remodel

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Dan and Liz Burgess have transformed their old bungalow in Berkshire into a stunning oak clad family home.

A Fresh Façade

Remodelled house with timber cladding

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AR Design Studio has created a more open plan interior and a more symmetrical front elevation of this property but replacing the existing side garage with a two-storey extension.

Amazing Bungalow Remodel

Bungalow turned into contemporary home

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It is hard to believe that Penny Shankar’s 1950s bungalow could become this stunning two-storey modernist home.

A Tudor Style Remodel

Georgian home remodelled in tudor style

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From a boxy Georgian brick build to a Tudor-inspired manor house worthy of its impressive grounds, Mark and Julia Swannell’s 10-year remodel and extension project is nothing short of remarkable.

A Modern Update

House rendered to contemporary style

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The existing red brick of this five-bed home in Winchester has been clad in a muted palette of materials, including white and grey render. New windows and a contemporary front door canopy add to the look.

A Bungalow Remodel

Bungalow with single storey extension

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This existing red brick bungalow has been remodelled by Transform Architects using an updated palette of materials, a new single-storey rear extension and a new entrance canopy roof to the existing front door.

American-Style Remodel

American-style remodel of 1950s house

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This charming New England-style home is the product of a nine month remodelling project on a tired home in a large plot.

A Victorian Home Remodelled

Extension to Victorian house

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Katherine and Dominic Luxton have carried out a remodel and extension project to their Victorian house in Surrey which blends old and new design to create a beautiful family home.

Cafe to Contemporary Home

Contemporary home remodel

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Owner Glenn Malloy compared the original appearance of their home to a community centre, but it has now been given a glamorous contemporary makeover.

A Listed Cottage Remodelled

Extended listed cottage

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A clever solution to a tricky space problem has brought a touch of drama to this sensitive extension to a Grade II-listed cottage in north Norfolk.

A Total Turnaround

Remodelled contemporary home exterior

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Chris and Kate Archibald have transformed an uninspiring house on a sloping plot in West Sussex into a striking contemporary family home designed to make the most of the stunning views.

A Set of Restored and Remodelled Cottages

Pair of cottages extended and renovated

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One couple have sensitively restored and extended an 18th century period house — returning it back into two cottages in the process with the addition of a modern extension to the rear.

A Dramatic Bungalow Remodel

Contemporary home with two storey extension

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Thanks to a series of one and two storey extensions, and new open plan configuration internally, this bungalow has been transformed into an impressive contemporary home by Martin Bell at Transform Architects.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.