What Is A Renovation?
Renovation or renovating are common words that are used whenever someone’s home is being worked on. However, not every home project is a renovation. There’s a big difference between a renovation and say a remodel. This leaves the question to be asked, what is a renovation?
What Is It?
The word renovation typically refers to a building in such disrepair it requires extensive restoration before occupancy. This can refer to the need of cosmetic repairs or extensive structural repairs. Each are a separate category and will require different kinds of professionals.
What Happens During A Renovation?
Renovations are mainly just cosmetic repairs. The reason being is that you’re already working with an existing structure and you’re not changing the layout of the home or building. Renovations tend to be more cost effective due to little to no demolition. Cosmetic repairs can be, new paint, tiling, new flooring, removing and replacing sinks, etc. Doing a renovation is like giving your home a facelift. You’re just sprucing it up to make it beautiful and livable. Renovations are a great way to add value to your home.
When Is An Architect Needed?
Architects aren’t needed for every project. Even some renovations. How do you know when you need an architect or when you don’t? The image below will help.
Knowing what a renovation is can help you better communicate your needs to an architect or contractor. This will save you a lot of headaches in the long run!