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Restoration: Restoring a home or parts of the homes means doing work in such a manner that returns the is the structure to it’s former condition. Restoration is common in historic buildings but is also applied in any major improvement project. Restoring may include repairing holes in the walls, fixing old fixtures or replacing them with replicas of the originals, and removing old carpet and refinishing the wood floors. In some cases restoration can be the best choice as it may be more cost effective and time efficient as it may only need upgrading mechanicals, and removing some finishes and replacing them with new ones.
Renovation: Renovating a home or certain rooms is aimed at renewing existing structures or rooms in a building. In other words renovating a room or entire building makes it look better by fixing existing structures and adding new elements. Bathroom renovation may include replacing the cabinet sink, toilet, formica, and linoleum or adding a shower to a bathtub. Bathroom renovation may also include larger projects like retiling the bath walls and floor, refinishing the floors, repainting the walls and other changes. A Kitchen renovation may include repainting existing cabinets, retiling and replacing sinks and countertops without making large changes to existing structures.
What may make a renovation or restoration difficult, is that half way through the project, problems with structures or the necessity to add elements may arise, then a kitchen renovation, turns into kitchen remodeling or a bathroom renovation turns into bathroom remodeling. Remodeling: remodeling is when the structure or form of a room or entire building changes. Bathroom or Kitchen remodeling for example may include gutting, adding, or removing walls, raising ceilings, or expanding. Adding plumbing, heating/cooling ducts, bath fans, tiled showers, tubs, sinks, toilets, flooring, and bead board wainscoting or any other elements. When none of the materials used are original and not renewed, it isn’t a restoration or a renovation but remodeling. Remodeling is often almost always the most expensive route to take and requires the most material resources. Whether you are thinking of kitchen renovation, kitchen remodeling, bathroom renovations or any other changes to your home you should consult an interior designs company that has the ability to suggest the best solutions for your home or office space. An interior designs company will identify the changes that need to be made and weather these can fall under simple renovations or restorations and structures, facilities and elements remain and are simply fixed or if remodeling is needed and all these need to be replaced by new items or if the layout of the rooms need to be changed in order to increase functionality. Even in situations where a renovation or restoration turns into a remodeling due to problems that arise during the work with the assistance of an interior design company you will maximize efficiency while reducing cost and time spent.
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