When it comes to making big changes to your home, we know that making a choice between renovating and remodeling can be tough. Some people don’t realize that renovations and remodeling are two different design terms. Our friendly staff can address your concerns and help you make the right decision about making upgrades to your home.
The biggest difference between renovation and remodeling is the type of work that is going to be done. Renovations cover cosmetic changes to give your place a fresh feel and an updated look. Remodeling goes beyond that, and typically requires a construction permit and moving structures. Renovations are generally easier and less costly, while remodeling involves hiring contractors.
When we discuss renovations, we are referring to the surface application of things like a fresh coat of paint, new tiles or light fixtures. The goal of home renovations is to change how it looks and feels without changing the structure.
Home renovations are often encouraged when putting the home on the market to attract more buyers. Many homeowners opt to do small home renovations themselves, but leave bigger tasks like floor refinishing to the professionals.
On the other hand, remodeling is all about making big changes to the interior. It can involve moving electrical wiring, knocking down walls or adding a room to the house. Remodeling takes time but adds real value to the home and makes it more functional. We can use our remodeling skills to make your house feel like an entirely different space, adding ceiling height or we can change the layout entirely.
Remodeling can be a great way to stay in your home instead of purchasing a new property. For instance, if you need a home office, extra bedroom or to make the home more senior friendly, then remodeling is the way to go.
If you are unsure about where to start, then call us for a consultation. We can advise you about the first steps in the remodeling process. Some rooms are more popular candidates when it comes to doing a remodel. The two most renovated rooms in the house are the kitchen and the bathroom. These two rooms are the most used and are often the first rooms that potential buyers see, so it’s something to keep in mind if you plan on selling in the future. If your kitchen is not functional and is sorely outdated, then it could be a candidate for a kitchen remodel.
Bathroom remodels are typically also high on the homeowner’s wish lists. Changing the bathroom’s floor plan to make room for a separate tub and shower is a great way to upgrade the room. Older bathrooms may need the electrical system replaced entirely, which makes it a perfect time to move and upgrade outlets for better functionality. It’s also a good way to add storage space and designer updates that will make your house stand out.
When you consider remodeling your house, it's a good idea to weigh the costs versus the benefits. If you’re planning to sell your home, many realtors recommend hiring remodeling contractors to redo the bathroom and kitchen if they are unappealing to potential buyers.
Kitchens and bathrooms that are old and not user-friendly can sometimes stop potential buyers in their tracks when they consider renovation costs. If you are going to stay in your home indefinitely, then remodeling is a perfect way to make your home more functional, comfortable and cost effective.
Once you decide on a plan for your remodel, our experienced remodeling contractors will step in and make your dream into a reality. Let us help you with the details of the remodel, such as permits and materials. Our builders are organized and skilled in getting the job done right the first time. We want you to enjoy your remodel as much as we enjoy building the perfect remodel for our clients.