Renovation means to restore a house or building back to a good state of repair. Renovations can be subtle (improvements) or drastic (remodeling). Remember construction involving renovation often refers to “restoring” or “repairing” an existing structure, simply replacing the old with the new, repairing or updating.
Remodeling means changing the appearance, structure, function or form of a building. A remodel will work to transform an existing design and layout of a room, while updating and repairing it at the same time.
Renovating or remodeling an existing building can be more cost effective and sustainable than demolishing and starting from scratch with a redesign/new construction.