Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


23 January 2021

  • Femte Til Venstre: A Danish Couple’s Thoughtfully Appointed 1927 Townhouse in Copenhagen
    I can’t now remember how or when I first stumbled on the feed of @femte.til.venstre (translation, from Danish: “fifth to the left”), probably some early morning or late at night, scrolling through Instagram in search of a little visual serenity. But I’ve returned to the feed countless times since, taken by the snapshots of a […]
  • Object of Desire: The New Sawkille Desk, Handmade in the Hudson Valley
    From Sawkille Co., master furniture makers based in Rhinebeck, NY: the company’s newest, delicately detailed desk. ”I think that this time is informing everybody and every industry,” says founder and owner Jonah Meyer. “As a designer, it is the time to also understand simple things. People are spending a lot of time at home and […]
  • Kitchen of the Week: An Artful Conversion of a Garage in Bath, England
    “The customer is always right—and we like to consider the building our client, too, and respond to its character, mood, and spirit,” says Patrick Williams of Berdoulat. A specialist in lyrical and meticulous period restorations, Patrick, when we first met him in 2015, was living in a mid-19th-century East London apartment that he had entirely […]
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Gallery-Style Picture Frames
    Whether you’re building out a proper gallery wall or framing a special photo or two, here is a roundup of our favorite off-the-rack gallery frames in both wood and metal. N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on January 12, 2011. For more on frames and framing see our posts: 6 Simple […]
  • A Glamorous Pre-War Flat in Poland, Courtesy of Colombe Design (and eBay)
    “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast,” Hemingway famously wrote. He was commenting, of course, on how the city—and the memories made there—can leave an indelible mark on […]

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23 January 2021

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