Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


23 May 2019

  • Kitchen of the Week: Seattle Cookbook Author Aran Goyoaga’s Under-Budget Kitchen Remodel
    It sounds like a unicorn: a renovation completed on schedule and under budget? And not just a little under budget, but a lot. Intrigued? We were, too. Here’s how it happened. The unlikely remodeling story begins with Aran Goyoaga, a Seattle cookbook author (Small Plates and Sweet Treats) and two-time James Beard Award finalist for […]
  • 7 Things Nobody Tells You About Renovating an Old Farmhouse
    You’ve found it: a beautiful, rambling old farmhouse, with wide-plank wood floors, original paned windows, maybe a big barn. And, out back, a few trees and a shady, rolling lawn—the perfect place to hang a hammock, just as soon as you tackle your own Fixer-Upper-style renovation. But be warned before you start: What you love most about […]
  • Soapstone Counters: Are They Worth It?
    I spent a total of nearly five years as an editor at Martha Stewart magazines—Weddings and, later, Living—and what I remember most about my time there were my colleagues’ copious creative talents and near-religious commitment to good taste and design. The team of designers, stylists, crafters, food editors, and other creatives I worked alongside believed […]
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Black Farmhouse Benches
    A black bench—be it blackened by smoke, stain, or oil—evokes the traditional furniture of both American and English farmhouses. Here are our 10 favorites. For more benches and black furniture see our posts: 10 Easy Pieces: Distressed Furniture in Black 10 Easy Pieces: Best Wooden Spindle Benches 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Wooden Benches with Backs
  • Object of Desire: Artful (and Affordable) Pre-Distressed Flatware
    I’m told that someday I’ll inherit my parents’ wedding silver, with small Qs etched into the handles, which we take out of my grandmother’s Welsh cupboard on special occasions and which shows the wear of so many years of gatherings. Until then, I’m admiring this artfully pre-distressed flatware, to get the look of time-worn silver […]

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23 May 2019

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