Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


02 August 2021

  • Designers on Holiday: Modern, Minimalist Tents, Cabins, Guest Houses, and More
    Designers on Holiday is a summer camp in Gotland, Sweden, for 20- and 30-something creatives. The brainchild of designers Bobby Petersen and Tom Gottelier of LA- and Oslo-based Petersen & Gottelier, the getaway was conceived in 2014—a year after the two graduated from London’s Royal College of Art—when they acquired a 3.5-acre parcel of farmland […]
  • Current Obsessions: Full-On Summer
    Ahead this weekend: DIY bug repellent, a new camping essential, linens in summer colors, and the beginnings of August. Read on: Available for preorder: The Book of Errors, Annie Coggan’s book of drawings, “ephemera,” and imaginings on the idea of historic houses. The more the merrier: Snow Peak’s new Living Lodge is roomy enough for […]
  • Before and After: A Summery Bungalow in Topanga, California, Redone by an LA Designer
    The song that looped in my head while admiring this California project was The Mamas and the Papas’ “Twelve Thirty.” That was inspired by LA’s Laurel Canyon in the 1960s, and this redone bungalow is in Topanga, but still: Both evoke for me laid-back, retro California summer. The bungalow is the work of LA-based designer […]
  • Wax Atelier in London: Purveyors of Beautiful, Natural Wax Products
    In an industrial estate in Barking, East London, Lola Lely and Yesenia Thibault-Picazo are busy reinventing the medieval craft of chandlery. “We are very proud to bring manufacturing back to an area that once had a strong heritage of producing everyday goods for London,” explains Lola. “Wicker baskets, matches, soap, pencils, paint tins and toys […]
  • Kitchen of the Week: Rethinking Perfection in a Cabinetmaker’s Own Kitchen in Maine
    Ben Block has hand-crafted countless kitchens all over the state of Maine via his company, Block Brothers Custom Cabinets, based in Northport. But the one he sent our way this spring is by far his most personal: his own family kitchen 25 minutes away in Morrill, Maine. The project began when Ben and his then-fiancé, […]

Retro Renovation

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02 August 2021

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