Making the Choice for a Remodel or Renovation

When you decide to improve your home, you have a variety of options before you, and one of the decisions you may need to make is whether a remodel or renovation is best for your circumstances. If you want to improve your home, you may choose a dramatic remodel where many facets of your home are completely changed, or you may choose a renovation where various features of your home are simply repaired or renewed with similar versions to what already exists. You may even consider a third option that’s closely related to renovating, which is usually referred to as “restoration” work.

The Difference Between Remodeling or Renovation or Restoration

Deciding one route or the other as far as home improvement projects are concerned means understanding the difference between each type of project. Whether you are interested in a full update to your home with new and different features or a refresh of your home’s current style, these projects require investigation as to the options available for each type of home improvement plan.

Zillow offers a helpful explanation of the difference between each option:

  • Remodel: Changing the use of a space or spaces.
  • Renovate: Make a space new without changing its use.
  • Restore: Return a space to its original use… or character.

While it might seem like a home remodel would cost the most, there are several factors that impact the overall cost of a project. Restoring a home with period-appropriate features may cost more than a complete remodel where the project required updated yet affordable, new features. Finding a period-style bathtub with claw feet might cost more than a standard bathtub bought in any home improvement warehouse.

Should You Keep Your Space the Same or Change It?

A new kitchen probably sounds divine if yours is a little dated, but should you choose a complete remodel of your space, or should you just update some of the main features? You may choose the less expensive route of a renovation where you update your appliances, get new cabinet faces, and replace the floors and counter tops.

Or, you might choose a dramatic change to your kitchen where you remodel the entire layout of the space and install just about every feature with brand new versions.

If you’re not sure which route would offer the best results, a conversation with your home remodeling (or renovation) contractor might help you come to a decision. For example, your contractor might recommend a renovation where you use high-quality materials to update your space because of the extreme cost that would come from rearranging the plumbing and gutting the entire space for a new layout.

On the other hand, you might enjoy some excellent benefits from rearranging your kitchen or changing its placement in your home. Your contractor might recommend removing a wall from your small galley kitchen to open the space and make your kitchen large enough for multiple cooks or for your family to enjoy cooking together each evening.

Contact the Gettum Associates Team Today for Your Remodel or Renovation

You have many options for improving your home, and a design consultation with Gettum Associates can help you fast-track your project. We’re a friendly, experienced, and reputable Indianapolis-area remodeling company, and we can help you with everything related to your home remodeling plan.

Get in touch with us today to arrange a design consultation, or give us a call at 1-317-888-5681. If you’re ready to get started on your renovation project, you’ll want to download our guide: Seven Questions to Ask When Choosing a Remodeler in the Indianapolis Area.

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