Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


28 February 2020

  • Furnish Your Place on Craigslist: 10 Tips for the Discerning Bargain Hunter
    Whatever you’re currently looking for—a bureau, an extra place setting of your grandmother’s china, the elusive perfect coffee table—changes are good you can find it on Craigslist. It may not be exactly what you envisioned, but you’ll pay far less than retail. You may only have to travel around the block to retrieve it. And […]
  • Year-Round At the Beach: At Home with Two Stylish Women in the Hamptons
    On a trip to Paris’s Maison et Objet, our co-founders Julie and Francesca crossed paths with Mona Nerenberg, owner of Bloom in Sag Harbor, NY, a cult-favorite shop filled with Swedish antiques and white ceramics (now in its 18th year). Noting that the Gardenista team had been to her Hamptons home to admire the deer […]
  • Good News: The Goodee Pop-Up Shop at the Whitney
    Not long ago I met Canadian brothers Byron and Dexter Peart at the Whitney Museum in NYC for tea and to check out their Goodee Pop-Up Shop, which has been open since last November and is slated to stay put until early spring. I first became aware of Byron and Dexter through their luxury leather […]
  • Kitchen of the Week: A Plain English Interpretation in the East Village
    The kitchen in the Manhattan townhouse was brand new, complete with sleek white cabinets and stainless steel appliances. But it just didn’t feel quite like home, which, for the owners, is mainly in London. Their solution: Commission Plain English, the bespoke “cupboardmakers” from the UK, to design a cozy kitchen that reflects their British roots. […]
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Speed Ovens
    A speed oven is like the InstaPot of the oven world. Somewhere between a convection oven and a microwave, the speed oven offers the best of both worlds. Here’s a list of our 10 favorites models; for more on how speed ovens work see our post Remodeling 101: Beyond the Microwave, the Speed Oven. For […]

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28 February 2020

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