Restoration, remediation, renovation and remodeling. You can be forgiven for assuming each of these terms are completely interchangeable. However, each refers to a different task undertaken within a property.
Restoring your kitchen, for example, is not the same as remodeling it. Remediation is not renovation, nor is it restoration. Understanding the definition of each can help you identify the proper project-type required for your domestic or commercial property – and ensure you know exactly what to expect.
Basically, restoration equates to returning a structure to its previous state. It tends to be a common task for buildings qualified as of historic importance or with classical architecture, though it can still apply to any big improvement task where the goal is basically preservation.
It might incorporate fixing or replacing older fixtures, filling holes in walls or floors, and anything similar.
Restoration typically consumes a lower amount of resources and manpower, though this varies based on the size of the property and its age. Restoration may be best if a property has a strong foundation and needs no major structural work.
Remediation stands quite apart from restoration. This term applies to the thorough removal of pollutants or other potential contaminants from various types of location, to ensure ongoing safety.
For example, mold remediation is a common solution sought out to tackle mold growth for lasting results. This should be performed by qualified professionals as it involves removing all affected materials and getting rid of the excess moisture’s source (thereby tackling the root of the issue directly).
Remediation can be a complex job that requires the proper equipment and training to make properties safe and secure for use again.
With renovation, the goal is to renew a property or space, making it look better by improving it. This can be more cost-effective than remodeling (explored below) though that depends on the property type, age and size.
This may involve removing certain fixtures and replacing them with more modern ones, or introducing elements that cultivate a different aesthetic. For example, if you decide to renovate your bathroom you might take out the bathtub, the sink and the toilet and put new models in instead.
Renovating a property can lend it an entirely new, fresh style and add to its market value.
With remodeling, you are changing a property’s structure. This is usually an extensive process that involves taking walls out, raising ceilings or adding more space to a room.
Domestic and commercial properties can be given complete overhauls through a remodeling project. This tends to be the most expensive and complex choice for reworking a site, and can add a huge amount to its market value.
Remodeling may require plumbing, electrical work and other related tasks.
As you can see, each of these terms really do stand apart from each other and should never be used interchangeably. Remediation is entirely different to the other three, and requires the assistance of remediation experts for maximum safety.
Take the time to familiarize yourself with the specifics of restoration, remediation, renovation and remodeling to make sure you know what you’ll get for your money.
Architect: Brandon Architects Inc.
Interior Designer: Brooke Wagner Design
Builder: Pete Black Construction, Inc.
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