Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


17 August 2019

  • Shipshape and Refreshed: A Considered Renovation of an 1898 Cabin on Maury Island
    Maury Island, in Washington’s Puget Sound, is small. You’ve likely never heard of it before, but you may have heard of its larger neighbor, Vashon Island, to which it’s connected via an isthmus built by local homeowners in 1913. (Before then, the two islands were linked only during low tide.) Both are accessible only by […]
  • Expert Advice: How to Choose Paint Like a Pro
    The last time I chose a paint color I was twelve. It’s a story that might sound familiar: After much campaigning, my parents let me paint a wall of my bedroom in a color of my choosing (so long as it was light enough to paint over eventually). As this story often goes, I picked […]
  • 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Shiplap
    Here at Remodelista we’ve been nursing a healthy obsession with shiplap for the last few years. But there are a surprising amount of misconceptions about shiplap: as one craftsman pointed out, the kind of cladding that’s been popularized over the last few years by shows like Fixer Upper isn’t, in fact, true shiplap. (Or, as he put […]
  • Kitchen of the Week: A Compact, Nautical Entertaining Kitchen on Cape Cod
    Last summer Julie and Justine stopped into a Cape Cod beach house reimagined by college roommates Tei Carpenter (an architect) and Victoria Birch (an interior designer), inspired by the Belafonte, Steve Zissou’s boat in The Life Aquatic. The kitchen is filled with design ideas to steal; let’s zoom in closer. Photography by Justine Hand for Remodelista. For […]
  • Made in Maine: Rugged Baskets and Doormats Woven From Nautical Rope
    It’s not easy to find distinctive regional products that aren’t kitschy. Take Maine, for instance, a state known for its beautiful coastline, seafaring tradition, and delicious lobster rolls—all of which seems to have translated in the retail world to a whole lot of whale-shaped cutting boards and lobster-themed tees. The Rope Co.‘s durable, attractive wares—think […]

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17 August 2019

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