Renovate, Restore, Remodel, or Refurbish

Renovate, Restore, Remodel, or Refurbish

Remodeling Hudson ValleyRestoration, refurbishment, remodeling, and renovation are common terms in home construction projects. All mean the reconstruction of an existing building in some aspect. They are oftentimes used interchangeably, but the definitions of these terms are completely different.


Renovation focuses on removing obsolete building components and replacing them with new ones. Renovation can also include updating the exterior, altering the aesthetics, and/or changing the floor plan.


Unlike renovation, restoration is more sensitive to the historical nature of a building. It attempts to preserve it as much as possible. It aims with special care to maintain the original integrity of the structure itself. Restoration brings back the original beauty of the building. If a home has a solid foundation and requires only minimal repairs, restoration is oftentimes the most cost-effective choice.


A complete home remodel improves your home by updating what is already there. In other words, remodeling is upgrading the look of your home. If you are updating your old home with a more modern style, you are remodeling.


Refurbishment allows updating a house. Refurbishment allows for more creative freedom. It refers to improving a house while not necessarily changing the purpose of the space. A refurbishment aims to improve a structure by replacing or upgrading components without making significant changes to the structure or layout of the building.

The Bottom Line

Whether you are looking to renovate your home or want to modernize your home through renovation, Peak Construction experts can handle your project. Depending on your budget, we can help you with the best choice in deciding which avenue to proceed. For a free quote, schedule a call, and we can help you decide which option is right for you.