When you’re in the building, real estate, decorating, or contracting sectors, you’ve probably heard the phrases “renovation” or “remodeling” used often. However, there is a big difference between the two of them. Renovating is giving something new life by making changes to it like fixing it up or giving it a facelift. To “remodel” anything, on the other hand, is to alter its current state such that it is essentially “new.”
The ultimate goal of every renovation project is to restore something to its original state. In the context of home improvement and building projects, this phrase might mean just about anything. Fixtures and cabinets are replaced or refaced, and other finishing touches are added as needed.
Note that in renovation, the structure’s original layout is preserved wherever possible. A kitchen is still a kitchen and an office is still an office. It’s simple to repair, replace, or alter to fit in with a new design scheme at work or at home.
In contrast to renovation, which focuses on fixing up the house, remodeling is all about making radical alterations to the building’s construction, design, or intended use. What this does is radically transform the framework of the room, kitchen, or other space being restored. When a space is renovated, it undergoes a complete transformation in terms of its look, feel, and function.