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Renovating vs. Remodeling – What’s the Difference?

People often use the terms “renovate” and “remodel” interchangeably when it comes to real estate, construction, home improvement, and interior design. While these words both involve changing your home, there are differences. What is Renovation? Renovation refers to restoring something to a good state of repair. We often consider poorly maintained houses or a rundown building to be in a state of disrepair. Thus, renovating a house or building means to restore it from a state of disrepair. It involves improving on the existing structure. You are repairing an existing structure. What is Remodeling? Remodeling refers to altering the form...

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Home Modification for Senior-Friendly Living

Home modification can provide a friendlier senior living environment, so older occupants may continue living in their own homes. According to one study, at least 90% of individuals aged 65 years and older prefer to stay in their residence as long as possible. People who stay in their own homes have higher self-esteem. They are generally happier and see family and friends more often. Here are some modifications you can do to make a home more senior-friendly. Widen Doorways For seniors who rely on mobility aids like a wheelchair or walker to navigate through their home, widening the doorways...

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Importance of Value Engineering in Construction

If you've spent some time in the commercial construction industry, you've no doubt heard people use the term "value engineering." Unfortunately, many project managers use value engineering as a recovery method when they've exceeded their budget. What they don’t realize is that applying the principle of value engineering from day one can help to prevent budget overruns later. What is Value Engineering? Value engineering entails finding substitutes for expensive materials where possible and streamlining processes. It first started during World War II when raw materials and parts were in short supply. How...

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Tips To Renovate Your House Beautifully Yet Economically

Adding value to your home is an excellent idea. You don’t have to break the bank to undertake a home improvement project, though. There are several ways to breathe fresh life into your home without shelling out tons of cash in the process. Create a Budget When it comes to renovating your home on a budget, it’s important to have a budget in place. When creating the parameters, consider what you want to achieve your desired look. Don’t overestimate your budget; you will quickly spend more than you have available. Renovate The...

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