Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


12 April 2021

  • Design Sleuth: The AnZa Espresso Machine
    Perhaps we’re late to the game, but recently we’ve been spotting a mysterious and interesting-looking espresso maker in stylish kitchens. After a bit of digging we discovered the source: It’s called the AnZa and it’s “the lovechild of two not-so-strange bedfellows: a professional Norwegian design studio and an espresso repair shop, both sharing the same […]
  • Mole Cottage in Wales: A Calm, Creative Holiday House
    As admirers of Justine Cook’s distinct brand of “detailed minimalism,” we were intrigued to learn of a new rental project from the creator of Harp Studio—the diminutive Mole Cottage, which has just started taking bookings for the summer season. Photographs by Harry Crowder. This is the third rental created by Cook. (The popular Harp Cottage […]
  • Current Obsessions: Bright and Bold
    Welcome back, spring. Here are a few things to check out this weekend, from sales we’re browsing to virtual ikebana workshops to a new East Hampton shop and more: What better way to celebrate the return of spring with Mindfulness Through Ikebana, a virtual ikebana class via Japan Society? Head here for more info and […]
  • Carved in Wood: The Bespoke Home of a Self-Taught Carpenter and an Interior Designer
    We’re longtime admirers of Woodchuck, a small studio in the Netherlands that produces minimalist, artful handcrafted wood furniture—so much so that when we wrote about the brand (see that story here), we asked its founders, Tinta and Rutger Luhrman, if they would be interested in a home tour for this site. Tinta graciously declined back […]
  • Kitchen of the Week: A Budget Remodel That Looks High-End, Thanks to DIY and Clever Design
    Like so many people this past year, Kelly Jo moved back to her hometown to be closer to family. A single parent to a young son, she took it a step further by buying her grandparents’ ranch-style house, which was her mother’s childhood home. The house, in Pittsburgh, held sweet memories, but she wasn’t attached […]

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12 April 2021

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