Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


16 June 2019

  • Farewell Michelle: Changes at Gardenista
    In 2012, we were lucky enough to have Michelle Slatalla join our team as Gardenista’s founding editor in chief. Many of you probably remember her 10-year run at the New York Times as a columnist for the Style section, probably the most anticipated weekly feature in the paper. So when she agreed to launch our new […]
  • 5 Favorites: Bed Linens in Shades of Olive
    Meet the new neutral. Lately we’ve been noting bedding in subtle shades of olive green. Here are a few of our favorites. N.B. Runners up: We also like the offerings from Etsy shop and custom sheet company Flaneur. For an inexpensive option, consider this jersey set from . In the market for linens? Consider these […]
  • Lush Luxe: An “Ode to the Pacific Northwest” in a Portland Craftsman
    A couple weeks ago, Annie wrote about a loft rehab in Portland, Oregon, by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design that manages to feel really of-the-moment yet not trendy at all. While perusing Helgerson’s site, I came across another inspired project that masters this rather difficult balancing act. As it turns out, it shares the same lead […]
  • Kitchen of the Week: A Scandinavian Design with a Proper British Accent
    As the keeper of a vintage, ice-box white kitchen, I can’t help but wonder about life with a bit more color—and space, too. I look at classic British design as interpreted by Plain English and deVol and dream of making dinner surrounded by a new paint palette and pantries galore. Sara Aagaard, the owner, with […]
  • Remodeling 101: A Guide to the Only 6 Wood Flooring Styles You Need to Know
    Recently an architect friend of Julie’s was telling her that his dark and dramatic ebonized floors showed every speck of dust and strand of pet hair—not exactly the look he was going for. That had us thinking: Hardwood floors are a big investment, and there are so many places where the style or the finish […]

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16 June 2019

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