Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


26 September 2020

  • All Things Should Have Stories: A Richly Hued London Flat (With an Ikea Kitchen Too)
    For some reason this week I’ve had the beginning of that Wallace Stevens poem in my head: “One must have a mind of winter…” But it’s a sense of autumn that seems to fill a first-level flat in London that Julie sent to me recently. That and some Portuguese influence. The flat is the vision—and […]
  • Kitchen of the Week: ‘A Secret Retreat’ Above a Violin Store
    Designers often say that the best renovations come about after you’ve actually clocked some time living in a space, so that you can have a better understanding of how your home supports (or hinders) your daily routine. Architect Jack Tsai’s clients, a couple in their 60s, had 15 years to figure out what was wrong […]
  • 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- […]
  • Steal This Look: Ensuite Bath Alcove in a London Renovation
    The latest project from London designers du jour Zoe Chan Eayrs and Merlin Eayrs is a six-floor townhouse on a corner lot in London’s Spitalfields called the Weavers House. While the project is a gut remodel, the Eayrs were sympathetic to the building’s history looking to its former residents, the Huguenots (French Protestants) for inspiration. […]
  • Modern, Sleek, and Functional: Classic Mid Century Lamps from Germany
    When we came across Midgard’s lamps, we were charmed by their industrial and sleek designs but equally as intrigued by the company’s history. In 1919, engineer Curt Fischer founded Midgard in Germany to sell his modern and innovative lights. At the time, his designs were novel; he was the first to create adjustable lamps that […]

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26 September 2020

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