Learn the Lingo: Renovation vs. Remodeling

It seems like the words remodel and renovation are used interchangeably by a lot of people, but the truth is they are in fact two different things. Today we’re going to talk about the differences between the two terms.


A good way to think about renovations would be to see them as a face lift for your home. Common home renovations are replacing light fixtures, repainting, changing out cabinet hardware, installing new appliances, countertops and other similar projects. During the process of renovation no major plans to the room’s layout are made, instead features of that room are updated to give the room a fresh new look.




If renovations are a facelift, a remodel would be considered plastic surgery for your home .A remodeling job involves transforming the structure and style of a space. If you are looking to change the floor plan or layout of a from you are considering a remodeling job. For example, creating an open layout by removing a wall in your formal dining room to connect the kitchen, would be considered a remodeling job. Adding an island counter top to your kitchen floor plan would also be a remodel.