What’s The Difference Between A Remodel, Addition, & New Construction?
Remodels, home additions, new construction, they’re all the same right? Actually, they’re not. Although these terms are thrown around interchangeably, each of these architectural projects are completely different. So, what are their differences?
A remodel is a change in structure or form. Doing a home remodel means that you’re working to change the appearance, structure, and function of the space. Remodels generally involve building permits, demolition, carpentry, drywalling, plaster, electrical, plumbing, etc. An architect will come up with the plans for these projects and hire a contractor to do the construction.
Home additions are when you’re adding onto an existing building. For example, another bedroom, or a living room. These projects generally require demolition but not as much as a remodel. For additions you need an architect, contractor, and a building permit. You may also need an electrician, plumber, and mechanic depending on what you’re adding to your home.
A new construction project is a home or building being built from the ground up. These projects are common in custom homes. For this type of architecture job you will need to go through everything such as, building permits, soils report, surveys, etc. An architect, contractors, and subcontractors will be needed as well.
Knowing the difference between these types of architectural projects can better help you in budgeting and understanding what your project will be like. Each project has different needs and timelines, knowing this beforehand will give you more peace about your project in the long run.