Calgary Basement Development: Renovating vs. Remodeling

gloved handIn the field of Calgary basement development, there seems to be a common misconception among people.

Is renovating the same as remodeling?

No. Renovating and remodeling are two different things. Certainly they share some similarities, but at the end of the day they both have different purposes. If you are here, then we can at least assume that you are familiar with the meaning of “renovating”. But for the purpose of this blog post, let’s go over the definition of this word anyway.

Quite simply, “renovating” means to make something (in this case a basement) new again. It means to repair, to restore something to good condition. Renovations can be big or small, but their purpose is always to alter something for the better.

Which is brings us to the definition of “remodeling”…

Unlike renovating, remodeling entails a lot more. In fact, it entails so much that people go as far as altering the structure of something in order to make it better or completely change its use of space. As an example, it is not uncommon for PLANit Builders to turn basements into in-home gyms, offices, bedrooms and even in-home entertainment rooms. All of these projects fall into the category of “remodeling” because their purpose is to change the use of a space.

Remodeling is far more complex than renovating, and this is why you should never remodel a room (let alone a basement) by yourself. If you live in Calgary, then let PLANit Builders breathe new life into your basement. For more information on how we can do just that, give us a call or drop us a line — we’ll be sure to contact you as soon as possible.