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Home Unimprovement: A Tale of Two Houses: A simple, sturdy house on Peaks Island, Maine, around 1900. Photo...

A simple, sturdy house on Peaks Island, Maine, around 1900. Photo: City of Portland Home unimprovement , noun . During renovation, the removal from a building of misguided features or home "improvements" added during previous renovations. It's always satisfying to see a name given to a phenomenon that you already know well, and that is just what happened for me recently with "home unimprovement." Yes, the prefix is intentional: home improvement can result in things that aren't "improvements" at all, and the only logical thing to do is to "unimprove" them. A renovator's job is to unimprove I picked up the unimprovement concept from my uncle Chris Roberts, the most handy guy I know and a lifelong builder. Chris has renovated or helped renovate quite a few houses in his life, but his method of working might be considered unconventional. "As a renovator one of the things I do ...

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