Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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.


  • DIY: New England Spatter-Painted Floors
    Here on Cape Cod (where I’m lucky enough to spend the summer), splatter- or spatter-painted floors are so common that we take them for granted. I don’t know why our Victorian area ancestors started spatter-painting their floors—perhaps they couldn’t afford rugs, or more likely, they didn’t want to constantly beat the sand out of them—but I, […]
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Best Trundle Beds for Sleepovers
    No other piece of kid’s furniture offers the promise of fun and fond memories like a trundle bed. (I can still tell you exactly what my trundle bed looked like, some 25 years later.) The trundle pulls out for impromptu sleepovers, and as kids grow up, the mattress can be removed, revealing a capacious storage […]
  • Steal This Look: A Luminous Kitchen Renovation in Rockport, Maine
    Leave it to design stars Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. to infuse an undistinguished 2004 builder’s special (see Remade in Maine: Jersey Ice Cream Co. Upgrades a Recently Built House) with rustic charm. The reimagined kitchen has tinted plaster walls, a now-signature Jersey Ice Cream Co. feature, Shaker-style cabinets, a luxury […]
  • Best Professional Bath: Modern Farmhouse Master Bathroom by Megan Bachmann Interiors
    The winner of the 2018 Remodelista Considered Design Awards Best Professional Bath is Megan Bachmann Interiors for her Modern Farmhouse Master Bathroom project in Campbell, California. The project was chosen as a finalist by guest judge Stephen Alesch, who said: “The carpet is such a unique touch in this bathroom—as well as the shiplap around the tub. […]
  • Essential Oils DIY: An All-Natural Lavender Linen Freshener
    For our miniseries on essential oils, we asked Dawn De La Fuente, owner of herbal apothecary S/he Studio, for smart, simple ways to use essential oils around the house. Today: a freshening spray for bed and bath linens, for a bit of luxury in bed and the sense that your linens have been hung to dry outside (even […]

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