Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


06 December 2019

  • Kitchen of the Week: The Curtained Kitchen, Dutch Modern Edition
    Curtains aren’t an easy call in the kitchen. True, they’re a quick DIY alternative to cabinet fronts. And they hide your holdings. But a skirted sink runs the risk of looking country kitschy. Not, however, in the hands of Christien Starkenburg. A Dutch interior designer who wears many hats, Starkenburg has her own firm, Interieur-Plus, as well as furniture workshop, SlowWood. And […]
  • Color Therapy: Surprising Shades in an Edinburgh Guesthouse
    If I’m honest with myself, one of the main reasons I’ve gravitated toward all-white walls is that I’m indecisive and timid when it comes to color. I’ve seen so many reds-gone-awry and greens-on-acid in others’ homes that I’m quite happy to stick to palette-cleansing white. But then I come across a project like this one […]
  • 10 Easy Pieces: The Best Espresso Machines
    Buying an espresso machine (and we mean a real, shot-pulling espresso machine) can take months of research and sourcing before committing. A good machine doesn’t come on the cheap, but if you add up those $4.95 lattes, the investment pays off in just a few months. There’s always the easy route of coffee pods and […]
  • Into the Wild: Evangeline Linens in Portland, Maine
    “This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight.” So goes the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem—set in what was once called Acadia, now modern-day Maine—that gives its name to Portland-based Evangeline Linens, a new soft goods company from a native Mainer and veteran of […]
  • For a Long Winter’s Nap: A Manor House and a Schoolhouse in the German Countryside, Available for Stays
    I was in an old bookshop in Dublin, of all places, escaping the cold and leafing through a book called The Foraged Home, when I stopped on a spread of an old schoolhouse in Germany and was instantly entranced. I hurried back to my hotel room to do some Google reconnaissance and discovered more to the story: […]

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06 December 2019

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