Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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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  • Kitchen of the Week: A ‘Dreamiest Dream Kitchen’ in Yorkshire, England
    Back when Laura Jones and I shared an apartment on First Avenue and First Street in New York’s East Village, we had two tiny bedrooms off an open living space. The only time we ventured into its stove/sink/fridge corner triangle was to make coffee or grab a bowl of cereal or maybe steam broccoli. We […]
  • Remodeling 101: Bedside Lighting
    Even Arianna Huffington reads in bed. Today, we’re zeroing in on a crucial bedroom detail with a lot of options: bedside lamps. Why have bedside lighting? Recently we wrote about the importance of being able to achieve total darkness in the bedroom (insomniacs, that post is for you). Dark bedrooms are great for sleeping, but too […]
  • Handmade Faucets and Taps from Studio Ore in England
    A while back we featured the minimalist yet soulful London townhouse of Daniel and Emma Lee (see The Uncluttered Life in London); it was a huge hit with our readers, and a source of inspiration for remodelers everywhere. Here’s some good news: Daniel has launched a bespoke line of brass taps based on his own designs. […]
  • Upstairs-Downstairs Living in a Historical Building in Norfolk
    Proof of a well-considered space: Years after a remodel, its design stills feels fresh and exciting. That’s how we feel about Cold Press Gallery, an apartment and exhibition space housed in a former Methodist meeting hall from the 1800s. We first wrote about it back in 2012 (see Christine’s report here), when artists Kate and Ben […]
  • Shopper’s Diary: Molesworth & Bird in Cornwall
    Long time friends and colleagues Melanie Molesworth and Julia Bird of Molesworth & Bird are on a campaign to revive the Victorian art of seaweed pressing. Working from their Cornwall studio, they offer a small selection of seaweed-themed works, based on foraged specimens they collect along the Dorset and Cornwall shores. Here’s a look: See […]

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