Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


09 May 2021

  • Current Obsessions: By Hand
    From art lessons to the latest in our repurposed-quilt obsession, a handful of things we spotted and liked this week: Our picks for Mother’s Day and the women in your life, here. A new collection of rugs, inspired by the women of the Bauhaus movement. Julie’s favorite painter, the Cape Cod-based artist Rob Dutoit, is […]
  • Roman Holiday: A Top-Floor City Apartment That Channels Mediterranean Summer
    When we first featured the work of Studio Strato back in 2018 (here) and 2019 (here), I was taken by their soft and muted but still unexpected use of color throughout rooms: pale greens and pinks, rust and grey-blue. Now, a few years later, they’ve taken the saturation up a notch. The latest of the […]
  • Ifo Electrical: Classic Lighting from a Century-Old Swedish Maker
    We’re always on the lookout for utilitarian lighting fixtures from heritage companies, so we were happy to discover Ifo Electrical, a Swedish company that has been making reasonably priced ceramic components for almost a century. Here’s a look at some of their offerings (for pricing and stockists, go to Ifo): For another classic European lighting […]
  • Kitchen of the Week: A Sunny-Hued Kitchen in Copenhagen for an Art Director
    Margot spotted this sunny Copenhagen kitchen on Instagram not long ago; it belongs to Michael Dansk, who turned to Copenhagen/Brooklyn-based Reform to outfit the space using the company’s Basis cabinet fronts with handles in natural oak. Here’s a look: Photography by Rasmus Dengso Studio, courtesy of Reform. See more favorite kitchens: Kitchen of the Week: […]
  • Slow Design: Purpose-Led, Small-Batch Housewares from Obakki
    Understanding the process that goes into the objects in our homes creates more intentional, conscious living: That’s the ethos of Canadian homewares brand Obakki, and it’s one we can get behind. Founded by designer and humanitarian Treana Peake, the brand offers small-batch, limited-edition wares handmade by artisans across the globe, from cooking pots and candles […]

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09 May 2021

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