After several years of occupancy, your apartment complex may be ready for a facelift. However, do you need to renovate or remodel? You may use both terms to refer to your upcoming project. However, there are vital differences between them that affect the time it takes to complete your project, as well as how much it costs. At Complete Conversion Services, we want to make sure that your building gets the kind of facelift it needs.
What Is a Renovation?
A renovation project is less involved than a remodel. You typically do not change the layout of the apartments. Instead, you perform cosmetic changes that make the space more aesthetically pleasing. This means that you might install new countertops and appliances. You could also put new hardware in the kitchens and bathrooms.
A renovation can also include projects that make the apartments safer. If a building has plumbing problems, you may put in new plumbing. Rewiring the space also counts as a renovation project.
What Is a Remodel?
Remodeling usually refers to a more complex process. It typically involves structural changes to the space. You may, for example, decide that the kitchen layout no longer works. You could move walls, add countertops and move the plumbing. To create an open-concept floor plan, you may need to add steel beams if you plan to move a load-bearing wall.
Because you are changing so many aspects of the space, a remodel usually requires you to work with a professional team. . You may need to have an engineer, for example, or bring in a carpenter or an electrician. Remodels may cost more money and take more time to complete because you are essentially reimagining the entire space.
Are you ready to begin a remodel or renovation? Call Complete Conversion Services at 410-437-8461 to go over the specifics of your project. We can help you understand whether a renovation or a remodel is more appropriate for your situation.