Renovation (of Latin renovare, "renew", "restore") implies that restoring i.e. a building or a home to a technical state like new. The term is also used to enhance, clean up and clean.
While home renovations often reafers to construction projects that alter the structure of an existing home, it can also include improvements to lawns, gardens and outdoor structures such as gazebos and garages. Home Improvement Projects generally have one or more of the following goals:
- Upgrading heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC)
- Increase the capacity of the sewage and electrical installations.
- Sealing of all types of water damage.
- Soundproofing of rooms especially bedrooms and bathrooms.
Maintenance and repair
Maintenance projects can include:
Roof tear off and replacement.
Concrete and masonry repairs on the foundation and chimney.
Repair of plumbing and electrical systems.
Additional living space can be added by:
Changing spaces as eg basements to living room, home theater, or home office - or attics to extra bedrooms.
Extend a house with rooms added on the side of one's home or to build a second floor.
Homeowners can reduce costs by:
Energy-efficient thermal insulation, replacing windows, and lighting.
Renewable energy with pellet stoves, wood stoves, solar panels, wind turbines, programmable thermostats, and heat pumps.
Security and preparedness
Precautions such as:
Fire and burglar alarm systems.
Sprinkler system to protect homes from fire
Security Doors, windows and shutters.
Backup generators to provide electricity during power outages