Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


14 November 2019

  • Kitchen of the Week: A Photographer’s Light-Flooded Shaker-Scandi Carriage Studio
    The first thing one learns in any introduction to photography class is that capturing images with a camera is all about light—the presence of it, the absence of it, the quality of it. Which is why when Vancouver-based photographer Gillian Stevens convinced her parents to turn a carriage house in their backyard into her own […]
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Good-Looking Space Heaters
    In drafty spaces, heating reinforcements are a must. If you ask us, the trouble with space heaters is the lack of unoffensive-looking options. A last minute must-have-heat-at-desk purchase from a big box store can eventually lead to a landfill addition. So to avoid all that, we’ve researched a set of appealing space heaters designed to […]
  • Object Lessons: The Iconic Swedish Jetson Chair, Now Available in the US
    This year, an icon of Swedish design we’ve long coveted—the Jetson Chair—turns 50. In celebration, we’re turning to its origin story, which begins in a snowbank. The designer, Bruno Matthson, designed the Jetson Chair as he did much of his furniture: by reclining in snow drifts, then studying the imprint his body made. A pioneer […]
  • Portrait of an Artist: A Photographer’s Soulful Cottage in Rural Germany
    Berlin-based artist Anne Schwalbe was studying photography at the Ostkreuzschule school when a class trip brought her to a 1,000-year-old village along the river Elbe in Sachsen-Anhalt between Berlin and Hamburg. Anne, who takes photographs of nature, fell in love with the village, and a decade later, bought a small cottage (970 square feet) with […]
  • Studio Visit: Ceramic Statement Lighting by Dumais Made
    As the holidays approach, consider the power of a present: five years ago, interior designer Kevin Dumais surprised his then-boyfriend, Charlie, with a pottery class for Christmas. An architectural lighting designer who had once dabbled in wheel-thrown ceramics, Charlie loved stepping away from his computer and learning hand-building techniques. “I fell in love with slab […]

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14 November 2019

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