Home renovation, or just re-modeling is basically the act of making additions or renovating one’s house. It may be in terms of adding extra space, changing an old house structure to a new one, adding a room, or making an addition to a house. Home renovation can include projects which upgrade an existing home inside, exterior or any other renovations to the house. It could also mean renovation of one’s home for its sale to the public or as an apartment, condo or mobile home. It could also mean making changes and renovations on a house for an extended period of time in order to make it more attractive to potential buyers.
There are two basic types of home renovations; major and minor. Major home renovation includes major projects like rebuilding, remodeling or reconstructing of a portion of a house or a whole building and minor home renovation is something which only touches on an existing home structure. Major renovations involve major projects like additions, building extensions, and construction of a townhouse or condominium or repairing a house or building. Minor renovations on the other hand would involve any project which will add value and aesthetic appeal to an existing home structure and/or improve the functionality and/or utilities of the home. Minor home improvement projects could include repairing window panes, painting a fence, painting walls, putting up a deck, converting a garage into a storage room or other similar changes that will help with the look of a house or building.
The idea of doing a home renovation can be to get better returns on the house or to simply remodel it. A good example would be a buyer who wants to remodel and sell his house but he has a limited budget. If this person decides to make some improvements on his home, he will have to obtain a cash-out refinance on his mortgage. The reason why he will obtain a cash-out refinance on his mortgage is because after the repairs are made, he can either lease the house for the same amount that he originally borrowed or he can sell it for the difference.
Before any home renovation or remodeling project is carried out, one should first obtain estimates from professional remodeling contractors or home improvement contractors. These contractors will provide estimates for materials like hardwood flooring, tiles, paint, electrical wiring, plumbing, roofing, heating and cooling systems and many other important things. It is also important to consider the price of labor and transportation costs when doing a home renovation or remodeling project.