Renovation vs Remodel… What Is The Difference?

Renovation and Remodeling, although thought to be the same thing, they are two different types of home improvement techniques.

What Is The Difference Between Renovation & Remodeling?

The degree in which the project entails, will determine whether it’s a remodel or renovation.

Renovations typically involve cosmetic changes to an existing structure by making the old appear new.

When it involves changing the layout, demolition, or new construction, that would be considered a remodel.

For example, a kitchen renovation may include new flooring, paint, replacing cabinets or the sink, while leaving the plumbing and electric outlets in place. When it’s a remodel, it may also include those changes along with relocating plumbing and adding square footage.

Does My Space Need a Remodel Or Renovation?

If all you are looking for is a new and updated look, then a renovation may be all you need. If looking to create more space or functionality, then taking down some walls may be involved, which is a full remodel.

When considering which one would work better for your needs, be sure to create a budget. This should be the most important deciding factor. Also, take into consideration the impact the changes will have on your property value.

Keep in mind, that any updates or improvements are sure to impact the resale of your home, but a remodel will be more remarkable.

Who Will Complete The Task?

With a basic renovation, a skillful handyman may be all you need. You may be able to tackle some of the projects on your own. More difficult tasks may require a home remodel expert.

It’s always good to talk to an experienced and trusted contractor whichever direction you choose.

Which Costs More, a Renovation Or Remodel?

In most cases, renovations are less costly than a remodel, with these being mostly cosmetic improvements. It’s also much easier to create a more efficient budget since the likelihood of running into extensive issues is far less.

A remodel, on the other hand, will be more costly with permits possibly being added to the list of expenses. Also, keep in mind that the estimate you receive will not include things such as new appliances, toilets, etc…

Speaking to a qualified and experienced contractor is a great first step when completing renovations or remodels. Let them lead the process from beginning to the end.

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Building Concepts specializes in custom remodeling projects across the Greater Cincinnati Area. Our comprehensive residential and commercial experience has built a reliable reputation you can trust. Every day, we work to build trust through communication and attention to detail. We strive to enhance the lives of our clients by providing high quality solutions with hands on service. Throughout the remodeling project, minimal disruption to your home or office is our highest priority.
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Ideas To Help You Remodel Your Bathroom, Laundry Room, and Mud Room…

 

Remodeling a bathroom, laundry room, or mudroom is an exciting task. But before jumping into to choosing the latest tile or fixtures, there are less exciting things to consider to make sure your project turns out the way you want. There are countless options from which to choose but it all depends on a number of things like size, location, and the age of your family. The following are a few suggestions you can use in every bathroom in your home…

 

The Master Bathroom

Master bathrooms are often an extension of a home’s master bedroom; they’re typically located within or adjacent to the master bedroom. For this reason, some design decisions about your master bathroom may be simplified. It is the place you start and end your day. When you start this remodel, the first thing to consider is tub or shower. You may want both, a whirlpool tub to soak in and a shower for the morning rush. But you may not have space and the tub/shower combination can be an eyesore. Problem solved!! The modern solution is the walk-in shower with a rain head and steaming functionality. It takes up less space and makes it easy to hop in and out quickly. Take a quick morning shower when needed or when you have time take a relaxing steamy rain-shower.

Guest Bathrooms

The guest bathroom design often takes second priority over the master suite. However, that doesn’t mean that you should neglect this space entirely. With just a few, simple tweaks you can create a space that both you and your guests will love. Usually, the guest bathroom is used more by a member of your home than by visitors. But you should think about who is your typical guest and design this room accordingly. Your oldest and youngest guest, as well as those with limited mobility, might appreciate subtle safety elements. Low threshold shower bases, slip-resistant floors, walk-in showers make for easy entry and exit. A shower bench and grab bars help with fall risk. Install a simple glass shower enclosure which is easy on maintenance. No more grimy glass door tracks or dingy shower curtains. And for tile choices, use dark grout or even solid surface panels which do away with grout lines altogether.

 

Kids Bathrooms

The main things to remember when remodeling a kids bathroom are that they grow up very fast, and they are messy and a little clumsy. So their needs change quickly. If you have more than one child put in double vanities so two can get ready for school at the same time. It will cut down on turmoil in the morning. If you have little tykes go with a regular size vanity and incorporate a pull-out step into the base of the vanity. Another new product, a glass-enclosed tub, is a great idea for a kids bath. Keep all the splashing fun away from the rest of the bathroom.

 

Hall Bathrooms

Sometimes this room is very small and can only be a half bath. These rooms are tight and rarely is there room for a shower. But there are new products on the market that can make it possible to fit a corner shower in a tight corner. If you use a pedestal sink or floating basin sink that can make a small bathroom look bigger by creating the illusion of increased space. These new design styles make it possible for fitting more into a smaller space.

 

Laundry Rooms / Mud Rooms

Do you have a pet? The Laundry room/ Mud room is the newest place for a bathroom. Many folks are including dog showers in their plans for a bathroom remodeling. These showers are slightly raised, to make washing and rinsing a dog of almost any size comfortable for the owner, and include faucets (or shower heads), towel rods, and more. They can also be used for other purposes, such as rinsing off outdoor gear, and mud-soaked sports uniforms. The popularity of these washing/bathing stations in the mud room is growing.

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About Business Concepts Remodeling

Building Concepts - Greater Cincinnati Remodeling

Building Concepts specializes in custom remodeling projects across the Greater Cincinnati Area. Our comprehensive residential and commercial experience has built a reliable reputation you can trust. Everyday we work to build trust through communication and attention to detail. We strive to enhance the lives of our clients by providing high quality solutions with hands on service. Throughout the remodeling project, minimal disruption to your home or office is our highest priority.
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