Homeowners can often tell that it is time to update their homes. However, when it comes to knowing whether your projects fall under renovations, additions, or remodeling, you may wonder what category your project falls under. Knowing the difference can help you make the best decision when you have so many options for improving your home and what you want to accomplish.
At Ascension General Contractors, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know to get your dream home.
Differences Between Renovations, Additions, and Remodeling Projects
The biggest question is what the actual difference is between these three types of projects. You may be surprised to learn that each project is unique, and knowing what your plan falls under can help you communicate better with your contractor on what you are looking to accomplish.
Renovations could mean anything from repainting and refacing cabinets to installing new light fixtures. The original design is never completely altered with a renovation and most likely is updated or adjusted. This often includes restoring something to its original standard.
A home addition is where you are adding additional space to a structure. Additions are different from remodeling because you are creating space rather than changing the existing area. There are many types of home additions, but a few are things such as a master suite, sunroom, or in-law suite.
Remodeling your home means that you are completely transforming the room’s layout, structure, and style. This includes changing your home’s layout or floor plan or the look of a room rather than making a simple update to something small.
How Do I Plan to Renovate, Remodel, or Add Onto My Home?
Once you’ve determined what you are looking for with your next home improvement project, it’s time to write out your plan so you can share it with a contractor. Be sure to include as many details as possible and research contractors in your area who have completed similar projects to make sure you find a good fit. It is also essential to set a clear budget for your project and share it with your contractor to know what they have to work with.
At Ascension General Contractors, we are here to help make your renovation, addition, or remodeling dreams come true! We are a full-service general contractor and proud to serve the Nashville community. Give us a call!