Renovation projects do not include any alteration work. In a renovation, a kitchen is still a kitchen and a bedroom is still a bedroom, but repairs and upgrades are done. This usually includes things like painting, installing new floors, and changing items like cabinet knobs and faucets. For example, if rotten wood elements are discovered, they will be removed and the area (wall, subfloor or ceiling) will be rebuilt with new wood.
The words “renovate” and “remodel” are often used interchangeably when it comes to real estate, contracting, and interior design. However, for professionals working in one or more of these industries, these terms actually imply two very different things. Essentially, the difference between them is that a renovation refers to the restoration of something to a previous state, while a remodeling refers to the creation of something new. Renovation means “restoring to a good state of preservation”.
In other words, buildings in poor condition or houses in poor condition are sometimes considered to be in poor condition. Renovating a house or building means resurrecting that structure from a state of deterioration. Renovations usually involve some restoration work. For example, you can repaint walls or cabinets or replace accessories or hardware.
You can update old or outdated items. Renovations are jobs that revive a room or house, but don't change the design. They can also be used to add value to a home before it is listed for sale. As a result, renovations are usually small-scale projects.
Renewing in its simplest definition means restoring something old or outdated to a good (better) state of repair. Ironically, remodeling means changing the structure or shape of something. In this case, a room in your house. Now, we say this is ironic because when it comes to contractor jargon, they actually mean the opposite.
Renovations are drastic changes, which usually have to do with changing the layout of a room. The term renovation also applies when you decide that it is better to gut the room and start from scratch. What are some common examples of renovation projects? If you've purchased a bungalow from the 1930s and aren't tearing down walls, but are repainting floors, repainting cabinets, and replacing lighting fixtures, you're in the middle of a renovation project. Something as subtle as painting a room or as important as installing a kitchen full of new cabinets are considered renovation projects.
Although renovation is not as complicated as remodeling, it can have spectacular results and can greatly improve the liveability or resale value of a home. If you have the skills, time, and desire to make an improvement to your home yourself, consider renovating rather than remodeling.