Renovation vs. Remodeling

What's the difference?


The words “renovate” and “remodel” are often used interchangeably. However, the term renovation relates mainly to re-facing cabinets, installing new light fixtures, or adding other finishes and fixtures. The original design isn’t altered drastically, but rather, it is updated to a new standard.



A remodel involves changing the use of a space. When the structure and style of a space is completely transformed, this is considered a remodel. If you want to change the layout of a room and re-configure the floor plan, then you’re talking about remodeling.