Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


12 December 2018

  • 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Wood Frame Sofas
    We’re fans of the wood frame sofa, by Børge Mogensen to Donald Judd. There are plenty of lookalikes and modern renditions that make the cut as well. Here are our 10 favorites. For more on wood frame sofas see our posts: High/Low: The Modern Wooden Daybed High/Low: Donald Judd Daybed 7 Favorites: The Enduring Appeal […]
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For the Dog Lover
    For the four-legged animal in your life who requires multiple walks a day, thinks nothing of gnawing on your new slippers, refuses to play nice with the mailperson—and loves you more than anything (even chasing after squirrels). N.B.: You can use this list also for the doting dog parent on your list. A Cushy Nest […]
  • The Botanical Life: Inside Stylist Yasuyo Harvey’s Quiet London Remodel
    After growing up in Japan and relocating to London to study in 2004, botanical stylist Yasuyo Harvey moved to the suburbs before her then-5-year-old son, Noah, started school. Her family’s circa-1930s house in Worcester Park came with a neighborhood full of young children, easy access to “the best Korean restaurant in London”—and daily inspiration for […]
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2018: 14 Gifts for the Zero Waster
    Here at Remodelista, none of us can claim to be leading a truly zero-waste life. But it’s our goal. We all try to consume consciously—to favor natural, sustainable materials over plastics, avoid single-use disposables, and curb excess trash. To that end, these well-designed finds, large and small, are for the people on your list who […]
  • Steal This Look: A Scandi Dining Room with Myriad Influences
    Designers John Baker and Juli Daoust Baker are experts at integrating their love of Scandinavian design into Canadian interiors in an unforced and wholly original way. They’re owners of the Scandi-meets-Japanese housewares shop Mjölk, a longtime Remodelista favorite, and the recently opened Detour Café and Dear Grain in Dundas, a historic town outside of Toronto. Pairing […]

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