Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.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


30 May 2020

  • Expert Advice: 13 (Great) Questions for Architect Gil Schafer
    With much of life on pause at the moment, including many home-renovation and construction projects, the team at Remodelista has been storing up all sorts of questions to ask the design pros we admire. In a new series, we visit (virtually) with residential architects to get their insights on building topics big and small. Their […]
  • The Anti-Surburban Beach House: A New Build That Prioritizes Craft Over Style, Community Over Privacy
    It’s natural to be influenced by your travels and to pepper your home with interior souvenirs. For instance, after vacationing in the Southwest one year, I became enamored with desert style and promptly picked up a few potted succulents, a Cosanti wind bell, and a couple throw pillows in that peach-coral hue so popular in […]
  • High/Low: Sculptural Glass Scandinavian Vases
    We’ve been admiring the work of  Swedish designer Carina Seth Andersson for a while now (see Pure Simplicity: Glass Vessels from Carina Seth Andersson), so we were surprised to spot a pair of eerily similar vases at West Elm. Here’s a look: For more high/low finds: High/Low: Artisanal Porcelain Pendant Light High/Low: A Trio of […]
  • Kitchen of the Week: A Sensitive and Considered Renovation, by Australian Kitchen Maker Cantilever
    The Japanese-esque open timber shelving, the streamlined white cabinets, the black steel window frames, the cutout drawer pulls, the compact footprint: this kitchen in Melbourne by Cantilever, an Australian custom kitchen systems company, checks off all our boxes. It’s owned by artist and former furniture maker Martin Tighe and his partner Jennifer. After raising their […]
  • Yokato Bath and Kitchen Fixtures, Made in Australia
    Currently admiring: the Yokato Collection of solid brass bath and kitchen fixtures from fixtures manufacturer Brodware, a family-owned company making hardware in Australia since 1964. Go to Brodware for more info. For more Faucets & Fixtures, see Handmade Ceramic Sinks for the Kitchen, New from Devol and Trend Alert: 10 DIY Faucets Made from Plumbing […]

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30 May 2020

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