Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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

Remodelista

14 August 2020

  • At Home with an LA Costume Designer, Summer Remodel Edition
    When costume designer Gordana Golubovic emailed us photos of her Spanish-style remodel in LA’s Los Feliz neighborhood, we were immediately taken with the airy, open interiors, neutral textures, and the French doors and windows that open to the gardens from nearly every room (not to mention the outdoor gravel garden and luxe, summer-ready pool). But […]
  • Remodeling 101: Everything You Need to Know About Limewash Paint
    When it comes to paint, do the Belgians know best? Mineral-based, natural limewash is a Belgian basic with a chalky, nuanced texture that only gets better with age. Environmentally friendly and used for centuries, limewash is one of the original house paints. Should it be on your short list? What is limewash? An ancient house […]
  • Kitchen of the Week: Maximum Storage in a Streamlined Galley By Jack Trench
    The galley kitchen with its straight-shot layout is derived from nautical design and celebrated for its space efficiencies. Restaurants favor galley setups and so do plenty of serious cooks, especially in urban settings (see our own Julie Carlson’s Brooklyn galley here). The artist owner of this ground-floor flat in a Georgian townhouse in London’s Islington […]
  • High/Low: Dornbracht vs. Grohe Kitchen Faucet
    It’s a challenge picking the perfect kitchen faucet. Who knew? My husband and I looked at endless options during our recent remodel. We narrowed down the choices to two German designs: the Grohe Concetto Faucet and the Dornbracht Tara Logic Single-Level Basin Mixer. One at $307.45, the other at $1,473.37. Which one won us over? […]
  • 11 Zero-Cost Room-Changing Ideas
    Renovating your home can be a time-consuming and expensive process (I should know; I’ve been slowly working on my 1880s house outside Boston for years now). But you’d be surprised by how easy it is to refresh a room with just a few simple tweaks. I was reminded of this fact a few weeks ago […]

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14 August 2020

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