Home Renovations VS. Remodeling

Home Renovations VS. Remodeling

What are the major differences between renovating and remodeling?

Most people believe that remodeling and renovating are the same thing.  In reality they are actually two very different projects.

Let’s consult the dictionary:


  1. To restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair
  2. To invigorate; refresh; revive

In the world of home construction, a renovation means mainly cosmetic changes.  It could be re-painting, re-facing cabinets, installing new light fixtures, of adding other finishes and fixtures.  A renovation does not change the design of your home; it’s basically just an update.  

Renovating your home doesn’t just make a space more attractive, it can also add value if you’re thinking about selling.  If you are thinking about renovations, your kitchen is the perfect place to start.  Installing stainless steel appliances and granite countertops and replacing the cabinets will dramatically increase your chances of making a sale and getting a return on your investment.


  1. To alter the structure of

When you remodel your home, you are making changes to the space.  If your project involves altering the structure and style of your space, it is considered a remodel.  If you want to totally change your floor plan, that’s a remodel. If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you may want to merge it with the living room to create an open concept layout.  Maybe you would like to build a kitchen island to give yourself more counter space.  Whatever project you choose, a remodel can totally change the feel and flow of a space.

Since remodeling is a much more involved process than simple renovations, it tends to cost more.  It is very important to consult a professional before starting these projects.  No matter what you’re considering, it’s always more cost-effective to get it done right the first time around!

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