Long Island Home Renovation Contractors

When it comes to interior renovations for the home, it could mean a good many things. Really, any room in the home is a possibility. From the bedroom, to the bathroom, to the kitchen, to your living room, interior renovations are a great way to improve the look and feel of your home, while also upping the overall value.

At Straight-Line Construction, we provide excellent interior renovations at affordable prices. And the work we do speaks for itself. From bathrooms, to kitchens, to bedrooms, to living rooms, we can improve the look and design. For more information about our various contracting services, please give us a call. The number for our office is (516) 885-4824. When you call, we can provide you with a free, no obligation consultation.

The Difference Between Renovation and Remodeling

When it comes to home construction projects, the words "renovation" and "remodel" are often used in an interchangeable fashion. However, when it comes to home improvements and contractors, it is best to get them right, because they do not mean the same thing.

Yes, both remodeling and renovating will update and improve the home, but the projects themselves are different. So let's take a look at what exactly the difference is and what makes up those differences.

Renovating Does Not Change Purpose of Room

For any interior home renovation project, the look and feel of a room will change, or perhaps the entire structure, but the purpose of the room stays the same. A kitchen will still be a kitchen. A bedroom will still be a bedroom. But repairs and enhancements are made for general improvements. Common interior renovation projects include the following:

  • painting
  • installation of new floors
  • changing of knobs and faucets
  • removal of rotted wood from wall or roof

Essentially you can look at a home renovation project as a facelift for a room. The same room will still be there at the end, but it will look a little different. Giving the home new life.

But this all differs when you compare it to a remodeling project, which alters the design. So it involves potentially tearing down walls to expand on a room or reconfigure it. And there is likely a change in the layout, such as moving the fridge or sink in the process. And remodeling projects include, say, turning a bedroom into an office. When the purpose changes, its a remodeling project.

Remodeling Is Often More Expensive Than Renovating

As mentioned, remodeling often includes tasks such as taking down walls and rearranging appliances. This leads to a more expensive project in general. When you have a remodeling project, it is often also necessary to change the wiring, ductwork, and plumbing, which also adds to the complexity and cost of it. All of these factors mean that more labor is needed to complete the work, which is the biggest indicator of a more expensive job. Of course, in the end, the scope of the project is the final determination, but on average, a renovation job is small in size and scope. And since they are less complex, renovations are easier to budget.

On top of affordability, you also get less of a hassle with an interior renovation. When you remodel, you almost certainly need a permit to complete the job. But with renovation, that is less often the case. Unless you are replacing a roof, which sometimes falls under the umbrella of interior renovations, these project are all straightforward and simple. You do not need a permit to put in new carpeting or paint the walls a different color. Roofing is in its own category, but also something Straight-Line Construction does.

Home Renovation Offers a Higher Return on Investment

On the whole, a home renovation project offers a better return on investment than your typical remodeling project. A renovation project costs less and usually involves updating the basic features of a home. Thus further upping the overall value of the home. Essentially, renovations are improvements on an existing aspect, whereas remodeling means you are re-doing something.

You get more for your money on average when you complete renovation projects, such as replacing a door or re-doing the floor than you will when you remodel a kitchen. So if you want to improve you home and be smart doing it, then look to Straight-Line Construction for great interior renovation ideas.