Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure. Renovations are typically either commercial or residential. Additionally, renovation can refer to making something new, or bringing something back to life and can apply in social contexts. For example, a community can be renovated if it is strengthened and revived.

Home improvement, home renovation or remodeling is the process of renovating or making additions to one's home.


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    Recently, scrolling through the app OneNight—a new favorite of mine that lists last-minute deals for hotels and lodgings, should spontaneity strike—I stumbled upon the Brentwood Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York. I was surprised how smitten I became with the equestrian-inspired interiors (the hotel is on the grounds of Saratoga’s famous racetrack), with dark interior […]
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Kitchen Faucets with Soap Dishes
    One less thing to clutter the area around the kitchen sink: that’s what a faucet with an integrated soap dish has to offer. For mounting above the kitchen sink, utility sink, or bath basin, we present our favorite options. Looking for more wall-mounted kitchen faucets? See more of our picks in: 10 Easy Pieces: Traditional […]
  • DIY: A Shower Curtain Hoop Made from Plumbing Parts, by Zio & Sons
    A refined shower curtain hoop made from plumbing pipes? Something that looked both elegant and rustic? It sounds like an impossible feat, but Anthony D’Argenzio, founder of design firm Zio & Sons, has made a career of bringing exacting visions (whether his clients’ or his own) to life. For proof, look no further than This […]
  • Object of Desire: Director’s Chairs with Striped Vintage Grain Sack Covers from Makié
    Spotted on Makié, one of our favorite online shops, folding traditional summer seating made with French vintage grain sack fabric, designed and handcrafted by Yonemono in Japan. Here’s a look. See more covetable products we’re eyeing: One-Off Oak Vessels from a Belgian Design Star Alice Waters’s Egg Spoon from Permanent Collection Retro Stone-Cold Lamps by […]
  • Steal This Look: A Hudson Valley Artist’s Above-the-Shop Bath
    Ceramic artist Paula Greif opened her studio and shop on Warren Street in Hudson, New York, a couple of years back. The narrow storefront is topped with a 400-square-foot studio apartment, where Greif now makes her home. Renovating the building with the help of her friend Stephen Shadley (Diane Keaton’s interior designer), Greif “did everything […]

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