When it comes to home construction, especially if you are contracting a construction company, it is important to make all instructions and orders clear. Active and precise communication is needed in order to make any home construction project a success.
In status quo, people often interchange the terms “renovation” and “remodeling.” However, contrary to popular belief, these two words mean completely different processes. While the ambiguity is forgivable in everyday conversations, it is important that homeowners, especially those planning home constructions, are aware of the difference between these two terms.
What Does “Renovation” Mean?
Renovating means making something new again. In the field of home construction, the word “renovation” means adding fixtures and finishes, repainting, having new light installations, etc. When you renovate something, it often means that old, outdated and dilapidated structures are restored and repaired. The most basic goal of renovation projects is about making the area or room visually-appealing again.
What Does “Remodeling” Imply?
Remodeling, on the other hand, refers to the structural and functional change of a particular room or area. When you “remodel” something, you are transforming not just the style, but the functionality and structure of a particular area. Some examples of this would be adding a new room in the house, or making into a rooftop what was once only a roof. Remodeling is more than just cosmetic change; it also involves changes and additions in plumbing, wiring, and room structure and utility.
Differences Between Renovations and Remodels
Now that you know what “renovations” and “remodels” are, it would be quite easy to differentiate the two. Basically, renovating refers to cosmetic changes of rooms that are old, damaged or outdated. When you renovate something, you are basically repairing it or changing it up a bit. Remodeling, on the other hand, is a much more complicated process. In remodeling, you do not just change how the room appears to be visually; you also need to think about change in how the room is used, and how the structure of the room is designed.
Importance of Knowing the Difference between Renovations and Remodeling
Renovations are usually easier done and cheaper than remodeling. However, that doesn’t mean that renovations are not as significant as remodeling. When it comes to home construction, both are of equal importance.
In order to make your home construction project a success, you need to be able to pinpoint if your project requires a renovation or a remodeling. Likewise, you need to be able to communicate with your construction agency clearly as well. Knowing the difference between the two will go a long way into giving you the perfect home construction that you have always dreamed of.
Written by Hubert Builders, a full service commercial construction company in Columbia, MO.