The Difference Between Home Remodeling And Renovating
There are many reasons why the house you live in can end up looking cramped, insufficiently lit, too old or outdated. Specialists recommend that you either build another house, if you have enough money, or consider a renovation or remodeling project.
Remodeling changes the functionality of an existing structure, while renovation renews the structure, makes it better or modernizes it.
Remodeling and renovation are the terms that come across most often when people start home improvement projects. Many of them, and even many contractors and builders use the terms “remodeling” and “renovation” interchangeably. However, according to Heritage Todd Creek real estate brokers there are certain differences between the two concepts.
Renovation is a term often used when an existing structure no longer meets the needs of the user, because it is old and dilapidated, in which case improvements are required. If you have a room you want to renovate, this could mean anything from painting and installing new flooring, to changing the lighting.
Remodeling means making changes to an existing structure so that its use changes. For example, if you have a basement that you want to turn into a bedroom, you will perform what is called “remodeling” of that space. Remodeling is drastic and more expensive than simple renovation, and can transform a structure significantly, while simply painting a room and installing new furniture can be considered a renovation activity.