Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


05 April 2020

  • Current Obsessions: In Praise of Craft
    On the market: A John Pawson house in Notting Hill, designed in the 1990s for his own family and miraculously untouched. (And for a smaller dose of John Pawson, see his collection of home goods at March.) Good Design, Good Purpose: Enter to Win Two Ethically Made Pillows from Goodee, one our favorite purveyors of […]
  • How to Care for Candles: Tips from a Brooklyn Shop
    Back in January, I made a resolution for the year: “More candles. More candles at the breakfast table, more light in winter, more settling in, more slow mornings, more romance in design, more making more of small moments.” I’ve been thinking about that urge a lot these last weeks, in these uncertain and isolated and anxious […]
  • English-Style in Seattle: A Couple’s Longtime Home Gets an Anglo Update
    Spending all this time in our own quarters leads to restless thinking—of making home improvements or of moving on, maybe to another planet. Today we’re spotlighting the longtime family home of a couple with grown children who felt very ready for a change but decided to stay put. Their place, a charming but compact 1915 […]
  • The Comfort of Things: Artist Oscar Piccolo’s Modern Bohemian Studio Apartment
    “I’ve never been by myself so much, but I’m treating this period as a good pause,” London designer Oscar Piccolo tells us. “I’ve always felt connected to domestic spaces so I am finding this aspect interesting. My home is my studio, really the two go hand in hand.” A 2018 fine arts graduate of London’s […]
  • Kitchen of the Week: A ‘Frankensteined’ Historic House in Philadelphia’s Fishtown, Before and After
    It was a gray waxed canvas tote that first caught my eye thanks to its leather strap made from a World War II gun sling. That was at a trade show several years ago, where Margaux and Walter Kent of Peg and Awl were also showcasing wooden bath trays, “apothecary cabinets”, and rope tree swings, […]

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05 April 2020

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