Home Renovation Vs Home Remodeling: What’s the Difference?
If you are planning to upgrade your home in the near future, you might wonder what the better option is? Remodeling or renovation? You may also ask, which is better? Which one to choose?
Well, we understand that it is a tricky decision to make; after all, both processes can completely change the look and feel of your home.
Thus, to help you make an informed decision, we’ve put together this article which highlights the difference between the two, includes the key factors to consider and lists down the benefits of each.
Furthermore, we compare the two and talk about some instances where one might be more appropriate than the other.
The Difference: Home Renovation Vs Home Remodeling
The term ‘renovation’ and ‘remodeling’ are often used interchangeably, but they are not synonyms. When planning major home upgrades, it is essential to first get the terminology right before talking to professionals.
Although both get the job done, it’s important for a homeowner to know exactly what each one does.
Renovation refers to the process of improving upon an existing structure—taking something and restoring it to a better condition, like new without altering the structure. For example, if your home has a dated kitchen, a renovation would be adding a new, modern-looking kitchen.
Remodel, on the other hand, simply refers to the act of changing the structure. Remodeling projects may include amalgamating two small rooms in one big room, raising the height of ceilings, breaking down walls to free up space, etc.
Contrast in the Scope of work:
A remodel will take the entire house into consideration. If you’ve recently bought a home, for example, it might be time to update almost every component of the house.
Examples of common remodeling projects include: Combining two rooms into one, removing walls to have an open kitchen, raising height of ceiling or changing the layout of a room.
A renovation, however, takes only certain parts of the house into consideration.
Examples of common renovations include: Refacing modular kitchen or wardrobe cabinets or doors, repainting, installing new smart light fixtures, replacing wooden windows with UPVC, changing appliances like dishwashers, replacing the flooring, etc
Which Costs More?
If you’re remodeling, you’re most likely updating the whole house. If you’re renovating, however, you’re most likely updating the kitchen or other specific room.
A typical (standard finish) modular kitchen remodel including changing the cabinets and countertop can cost anywhere from Rs 1200/sqft – 1600/sqft (depending on area and material).
Major factors that can affect the cost of renovation or remodel:
- • Materials (e.g., marble, tile, wood flooring)
- • Architect or Interior Design Consultancy Fees
- • Labour or Contractor fee for executing the design on site.
- • Municipality or City Permits (might be required for remodel)
- • Appliances, fixtures, and hardware
- • Area of the space which needs to be remodelled or renovated.
• The age and condition of the home.
Hence, it is crucial to know what your home needs.
Which takes longer to complete?
A remodel usually takes much longer to complete than a remodel. If you’re renovating, the task is usually quite specific and should only require a few days to complete.
In conclusion, remodelling is a lengthier process as compared to renovating.
Which One To Choose?
This decision is yours to make!
You should consider your budget, time, and your final goals for the property.
Quick renovations can increase the value of your home in time for a sale and can update a few aesthetic areas. If you’re going to live in the home and aren’t happy with the look or some functional aspects, a full remodel may be in order.
However, this decision is extremely subjective and depends on a lot of factors like the condition of your home, the design, permits, budget, material cost, inflation rate, etc
Both Renovation and Remodeling are major home improvement processes and hence it is advisable to clearly figure out what your home needs and then consult a professional regarding the same.
We understand that the entire process of home renovation and remodeling is time-consuming and tedious.
But don’t worry, SaralBuild is here to make things easier!
SaralBuild is a single-integrated platform that helps you find the right professionals, enables you to track the progress and developments and even takes care of the financial aspect of your project.
Check out our website for more details.
We hope you find this article helpful!
Feel free to share your suggestions in the comments below.