In the world of construction, “renovation” and “remodel” are two commonly mixed-up words with differing meanings. Both types of home construction are a great return on investment and increase the value of your home, but they come with their own definitions.

Whether you’re looking to sell your home in the future or have a change in personal aesthetic, knowing the difference between remodeling and renovating will help you nail down the best path forward for your home improvement needs.


Renovation projects are meant to revive an already existing structure with cosmetic issues. This could mean repainting your living room walls or installing new light fixtures in your master bathroom. No matter the remodel, the original floor plan of the room is never altered.

Renovating your home comes with its own set of benefits, including:

  • Enhanced comfort
  • Improved style within your home
  • Bringing your house to life

If you’re interested in updating an existing structure to a new or revised standard, a renovation is the way to go.


Remodeling projects take renovations another step. With remodels, the goal is to alter the structure of an already existing room. No matter your end goal, a remodeling project transforms the layout, style and makeup of a room.


A kitchen remodel could entail installing a kitchen island and walk-in pantry for functional cooking space, but it could also mean tearing down walls to create an open-concept floor plan that combines the kitchen with the dining room.

Home remodels can:

  • Allow you to truly customize your home
  • Improve home functionality and maximize space
  • Boost your property value

If you’re looking to completely change part of your home and breathe new life into it, a home remodeling project is the best choice for you.

Ready to start your project?

Updating your home can be a daunting and long task, but one that can be rewarding with the look and feel of a like-new dwelling. You can trust Josh Smalling Roofing and Restoration to update your space with careful consideration, expertise and dedication to your personal tastes and preferences as well as your functional needs.

From bathrooms and kitchens to room additions and outdoor spaces, call us today to get the renovation or remodel process started.