Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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 January 2021

  • The Ace Hotel Kyoto: Japanese Design Meets Bohemian Style
    We have yet to meet a Commune-designed Ace Hotel that we didn’t like. Their latest collaboration has yielded one of our favorite projects yet: Ace Hotel Kyoto, the hipster hospitality chain’s first ever outpost in Asia. The architect behind the 213-room hotel is Kengo Kuma, who designed the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium. Part new build, […]
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Retro Bath Sconces
    One of the most daunting tasks in a bathroom remodel is choosing the lighting; it’s dismaying how few good choices exist. While you could opt for a modern version, there are many appealing retro/industrial choices to consider. Here are a few of our favorites. For more lighting see our posts: 10 Easy Pieces: Basic Porcelain/Glass […]
  • Steal This Look: A Hushed Bedroom in Calming Colors
    Lucky is the home that calls Nina and Craig Plummer its owners. The two are the founders of Ingredients LDN, an inspiring online store based in Edingburgh, and the grand apartment they share is a testing ground for the beautiful products sold on their site. Only items that fit their philosophy and aesthetic—the perfect soft […]
  • Object of Desire: Iphepha Spiral Candles
    Recently while scrolling through my endless Instagram feed, I came across an artfully staged, high-drama image of a spiralized candle that made me stop in my tracks. A quick search showed that the sculptural candle was made by German brand Iphepha. Founded by designer Hannah Maria Knoth, Iphepha was originally an online purveyor of specialty […]
  • 16 Favorite Marble Kitchen Backsplashes, for Maximum Drama
    We’re not into drama, but when it comes to kitchen designs featuring dramatic, solid marble backsplashes, we’re on board 110 percent. Here are a few of our favorite marble-clad kitchens pulled from our archives and beyond. More on marble: 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Marble Countertops Remodeling 101: The Difference Between Carrara, Calacatta, and […]

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28 January 2021

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