Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


03 December 2020

  • Kitchen of the Week: The ‘Angry Food Blogger’ at Home in Hong Kong
    Google “angry food blog” and you’ll come up with Lady and Pups, founded by Mandy Lee in 2012. You’ll also find a profile of her on Vice, an online outlet better known for its edgy news reporting than its cookbook author profiling—and therein lies the appeal of the self-described “Taiwan-born, Vancouver-raised, and slow-aged in New York” blogger. […]
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Winter Wool Blankets
    Impart a rustic vibe to the winter bedroom with a wool blanket (there are numerous advantages to wool; it’s a natural fiber that breathes in warm weather and insulates in cold, naturally regulating temperatures). Here’s roundup of ten good choices. For more on wool blankets see our posts: 5 Low-Tech Essentials for Keeping the House […]
  • Remodelista Gift Guide 2020: 15 Surprises for the Eco-Minded Aesthete
    For the zero-waster (and the wannabe), consider a present that’s both practical and inspiring. Here are 15 ideas from workshops devoted to using only natural, renewable materials (scraps included)—and to marrying utility with beauty. If you’re like us, you’ll shop this list for yourself, too. Better Bowl Covers Cult Cast-Iron (Made in Charleston) The New […]
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Counter Stools with Backs
    While kitchen stools with backs are not as elegant as their swivel bar-stool cousins, they’re an essential item for households with children. Perhaps this is why so many are reminiscent of schoolhouse furniture, a feature we find particularly appealing. Below are a few options that are as stylish as they are sensible. For more counter- […]
  • Remodelista Gift Guide 2020: Gifts for the Home Fragrance Snob
    I’m very cautious when it comes to fragrance; averse to synthetics and anything fruity or overly intoxicating. I rarely burn scented candles or incense at home for fear of competing fragrance from room to room and infusing every fabric in the house with an irreversible aroma. If you’re shopping for a friend with an olfactory […]

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03 December 2020

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