Bathroom Remodel and Bathroom Renovation: What’s the Difference?

Most people use the words “remodel” and “renovation” interchangeably. However, these are two distinct actions. Contractors know that these mean two completely different things. Although, both do involve changes when it comes to your bathroom. Whereas a renovation is simply refreshing a room and making it look nice and renewed, a remodel is more drastic and consists of a complete room makeover. Both of them require making changes to your bathroom and making it look better, but a remodel consists of more extensive changes. What exactly do each of these processes entail?

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A bathroom renovation consists of renewing the room. Perhaps the room has gotten to look old or decayed. A renovation is perfect for resolving these issues. It may consist of updating the tub, shower, tile, sink, vanity, and toilet. It may consist of adding completely new tile, flooring, and towel bars. Renovations include updating or adding new items. You may also gut the bathroom, which is where the walls, floor, and ceiling are torn out and the room is rebuilt. Gutting makes it easy to add or upgrade features such as venting, lighting, plumbing, and electric features (when installing new electric or plumbing features, however, make sure that you are complying with the necessary standards).

Remodeling is more than just upgrading; it is completely changing the room. You are changing the design and layout of the entire room. The room’s structure is altered. This may consist of changing the location of features, expanding the room, or adding new features. When adding new features, you may consider adding a walk-in shower, more windows, a steam room/sauna, whirlpool, and others. Expanding includes demolition of walls and the increased size of the room.

Overall, remodels and renovations both consist of making changes to your bathroom. However, this is how contractors differentiate between the two. A remodel consists of more drastic changes than a simple renovation.

For more information about making changes to your bathroom, feel free to contact JDP Designs at 631-256-6355 or visit us at 80 Orville Drive, Suite 116, Bohemia.