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Renovation VS Remodel

What’s the difference between remodeling and renovation? Aren’t they essentially the same thing? Both remodeling and renovating mean to make improvements on an existing building or home. However, they refer to two slightly different types of construction, and it’s important to understand the difference.

Renovation by definition means “restore to a good state of repair.” In other words, dilapidated buildings or poorly maintained houses are sometimes considered to be in a state of disrepair. To renovate a house or building means to resurrect that structure from a state of disrepair. Renovations can often be subtle, improving on the existing building or house. Or, they can be drastic, much like a remodel. Remember construction involving renovation often refers to “restoring” or “repairing” an existing structure, replacing the old with the new.

Remodel means “to change the structure or form of something.” If you’re looking to remodel your bathroom, you’re looking to change the appearance of it. If you’re looking to renovate your bathroom, you’re looking to repair or update it. Remodels generally work to change the appearance, structure, or function of a room. In other words, a remodel works to improve upon or transform the existing design and layout of a room. Remodeling refers to “changing” or “transforming” a building or home.

Why is it important understand the distinction? You’ll want to be able to accurately communicate with your contractor what changes you want made to your home or building. If you’re planning on selling your home, a newly renovated home means something different to the buyer than a newly remodeled home. There are also certain costs associated with each type of construction. Contact Reagan Construction Group now and see how we can help you determine which type of project is best for you. We proudly serve the Southeastern Connecticut area, and look forward to working with you to transform your home into exactly what you want it to be.

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  • We purchased a vintage (circa 1906) beach house in The Point area of New London that required a challenging total renovation, remodeling and upgrade, from flooring to plumbing to new kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Jeff and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, and, more importantly for us, very pro-active throughout the project, recommending various modifications and providing excellent advice and ideas that resulted in a really wonderful outcome (Jeff re-designed the Master Bath layout in a way we would never have considered – his new design really made a tremendous improvement to Master Bedroom/Bath).

    We were very pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship, from woodworking to bathroom tiles. The follow-up touches were also very welcomed and appreciated. Overall, we would certainly recommend Jeff and his team for any home project. "

    - Chris and Deb

  • "Jeff and Scott are inspired to seek the absolute best end to any given project, always striving to reach high levels of both productivity and quality. On a regular basis, Jeff and Scott collaborated with fellow professionals to develop designs, timelines, and when we were stuck, offered us much needed advice and guidance to provide the perfect product: in our case, total renovation of a 1950s cape cod style house."

    - Salvatore and Kimberly Privitera

  • "Jeff and Reagan home improvement expanded my home back in 1998 so I could accommodate my parents coming to live with our family, they did an excellent job and three months later my parents moved in and stayed with us as they aged, both are gone now God rest their souls but I felt so wonderful as I was able to allow them to age in place at our home. Thank you Reagan Brothers."

    - Kathleen Waz

  • "We had Reagan Construction Group come in and convert our 1 car attached garage into a beautiful 4th bedroom to our home. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of how well this turned out! From the moment we first spoke with Reagan Construction Group, through the estimate, planning, choosing materials, demolition and construction, Beau, Gerard and the rest of the crew were absolutely fantastic! Beau was able to answer any and all questions I had as well as being super patient with me, which I know was probably a lot to handle! Everything was outlined in detail and explained carefully and the quote was very reasonable for the amount of work needing to be complete.

    Gerard was always here when he needed to be and kept in constant communication with me. They did an excellent job staying on schedule and finishing the project in a timely manner. We will definitely not only recommend Reagan Homes to our friends and family, but we will continue to use their company for any and all other projects needed around our home. Thank you for everything!"

    - Stacie and Pat, Quaker Hill, CT

  • We purchased a vintage (circa 1906) beach house in The Point area of New London that required a challenging total renovation, remodeling and upgrade, from flooring to plumbing to new kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Jeff and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, and, more importantly for us, very pro-active throughout the project, recommending various modifications and providing excellent advice and ideas that resulted in a really wonderful outcome (Jeff re-designed the Master Bath layout in a way we would never have considered – his new design really made a tremendous improvement to Master Bedroom/Bath).

    We were very pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship, from woodworking to bathroom tiles. The follow-up touches were also very welcomed and appreciated. Overall, we would certainly recommend Jeff and his team for any home project. "

    - Jay and Liz

  • "We purchased a vintage (circa 1906) beach house in The Point area of New London that required a challenging total renovation, remodeling and upgrade, from flooring to plumbing to new kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Jeff and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, and, more importantly for us, very pro-active throughout the project, recommending various modifications and providing excellent advice and ideas that resulted in a really wonderful outcome (Jeff re-designed the Master Bath layout in a way we would never have considered – his new design really made a tremendous improvement to Master Bedroom/Bath).

    We were very pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship, from woodworking to bathroom tiles. The follow-up touches were also very welcomed and appreciated. Overall, we would certainly recommend Jeff and his team for any home project."

    - Chris and Deb

  • "Jeff and Reagan home improvement expanded my home back in 1998 so I could accommodate my parents coming to live with our family, they did an excellent job and three months later my parents moved in and stayed with us as they aged, both are gone now God rest their souls but I felt so wonderful as I was able to allow them to age in place at our home. Thank you Reagan Brothers."

    - Kathleen Waz

  • "We had Reagan Construction Group come in and convert our 1 car attached garage into a beautiful 4th bedroom to our home. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of how well this turned out! From the moment we first spoke with Reagan Construction Group, through the estimate, planning, choosing materials, demolition and construction, Beau, Gerard and the rest of the crew were absolutely fantastic! Beau was able to answer any and all questions I had as well as being super patient with me, which I know was probably a lot to handle! Everything was outlined in detail and explained carefully and the quote was very reasonable for the amount of work needing to be complete.

    Gerard was always here when he needed to be and kept in constant communication with me. They did an excellent job staying on schedule and finishing the project in a timely manner. We will definitely not only recommend Reagan Homes to our friends and family, but we will continue to use their company for any and all other projects needed around our home. Thank you for everything!"
    - Stacie and Pat, Quaker Hill, CT

  • We purchased a vintage (circa 1906) beach house in The Point area of New London that required a challenging total renovation, remodeling and upgrade, from flooring to plumbing to new kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Jeff and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, and, more importantly for us, very pro-active throughout the project, recommending various modifications and providing excellent advice and ideas that resulted in a really wonderful outcome (Jeff re-designed the Master Bath layout in a way we would never have considered – his new design really made a tremendous improvement to Master Bedroom/Bath).

    We were very pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship, from woodworking to bathroom tiles. The follow-up touches were also very welcomed and appreciated. Overall, we would certainly recommend Jeff and his team for any home project. "

    - Chris and Deb

  • "We purchased a vintage (circa 1906) beach house in The Point area of New London that required a challenging total renovation, remodeling and upgrade, from flooring to plumbing to new kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Jeff and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, and, more importantly for us, very pro-active throughout the project, recommending various modifications and providing excellent advice and ideas that resulted in a really wonderful outcome (Jeff re-designed the Master Bath layout in a way we would never have considered – his new design really made a tremendous improvement to Master Bedroom/Bath).

    We were very pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship, from woodworking to bathroom tiles. The follow-up touches were also very welcomed and appreciated. Overall, we would certainly recommend Jeff and his team for any home project."

    - Chris and Deb

  • "Jeff and Reagan home improvement expanded my home back in 1998 so I could accommodate my parents coming to live with our family, they did an excellent job and three months later my parents moved in and stayed with us as they aged, both are gone now God rest their souls but I felt so wonderful as I was able to allow them to age in place at our home. Thank you Reagan Brothers."

    - Kathleen Waz

  • "We had Reagan Construction Group come in and convert our 1 car attached garage into a beautiful 4th bedroom to our home. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of how well this turned out! From the moment we first spoke with Reagan Construction Group, through the estimate, planning, choosing materials, demolition and construction, Beau, Gerard and the rest of the crew were absolutely fantastic! Beau was able to answer any and all questions I had as well as being super patient with me, which I know was probably a lot to handle! Everything was outlined in detail and explained carefully and the quote was very reasonable for the amount of work needing to be complete.
    Gerard was always here when he needed to be and kept in constant communication with me. They did an excellent job staying on schedule and finishing the project in a timely manner. We will definitely not only recommend Reagan Homes to our friends and family, but we will continue to use their company for any and all other projects needed around our home. Thank you for everything!"
    - Stacie and Pat, Quaker Hill, CT
     
  • We purchased a vintage (circa 1906) beach house in The Point area of New London that required a challenging total renovation, remodeling and upgrade, from flooring to plumbing to new kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Jeff and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, and, more importantly for us, very pro-active throughout the project, recommending various modifications and providing excellent advice and ideas that resulted in a really wonderful outcome (Jeff re-designed the Master Bath layout in a way we would never have considered – his new design really made a tremendous improvement to Master Bedroom/Bath).

    We were very pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship, from woodworking to bathroom tiles. The follow-up touches were also very welcomed and appreciated. Overall, we would certainly recommend Jeff and his team for any home project. "

    - Chris and Deb

  • "We purchased a vintage (circa 1906) beach house in The Point area of New London that required a challenging total renovation, remodeling and upgrade, from flooring to plumbing to new kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Jeff and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, and, more importantly for us, very pro-active throughout the project, recommending various modifications and providing excellent advice and ideas that resulted in a really wonderful outcome (Jeff re-designed the Master Bath layout in a way we would never have considered – his new design really made a tremendous improvement to Master Bedroom/Bath).

    We were very pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship, from woodworking to bathroom tiles. The follow-up touches were also very welcomed and appreciated. Overall, we would certainly recommend Jeff and his team for any home project."

    - Chris and Deb

  • "Jeff and Reagan home improvement expanded my home back in 1998 so I could accommodate my parents coming to live with our family, they did an excellent job and three months later my parents moved in and stayed with us as they aged, both are gone now God rest their souls but I felt so wonderful as I was able to allow them to age in place at our home. Thank you Reagan Brothers."

    - Kathleen Waz

  • "We had Reagan Construction Group come in and convert our 1 car attached garage into a beautiful 4th bedroom to our home. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of how well this turned out! From the moment we first spoke with Reagan Construction Group, through the estimate, planning, choosing materials, demolition and construction, Beau, Gerard and the rest of the crew were absolutely fantastic! Beau was able to answer any and all questions I had as well as being super patient with me, which I know was probably a lot to handle! Everything was outlined in detail and explained carefully and the quote was very reasonable for the amount of work needing to be complete.
    Gerard was always here when he needed to be and kept in constant communication with me. They did an excellent job staying on schedule and finishing the project in a timely manner. We will definitely not only recommend Reagan Homes to our friends and family, but we will continue to use their company for any and all other projects needed around our home. Thank you for everything!"

    - Stacie and Pat, Quaker Hill, CT

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Reagan Construction Group, LLC. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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