AskDefine | Define renovation

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of improving by renewing and restoring [syn: redevelopment]
2 the state of being restored to its former good condition; "the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house" [syn: restoration, refurbishment]

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  1. an act, or the process, of renovating


Extensive Definition

Renovation is the process of improving a structure. Two prominent types of renovations are commercial and residential.


The process of a renovation, however complex, can usually be broken down into several processes. They are:

Relevance to current events

In many cities around North America and the world, real estate prices are climbing. Many popular TV shows in North America involve renovations or home make-overs. As a result of these factors, the renovation market has thrived in many major cities and suburban centres around the world. Pop culture and investment opportunity have inspired people to better their homes and, in turn, assist in raising neighborhood property values.
Big box stores like Home Depot and Rona are becoming larger companies due to the increase in the desire for renovations.
renovation in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa): Рамонт
renovation in German: Renovierung
renovation in Dutch: Renovatie
renovation in Japanese: リフォーム
renovation in Norwegian: Renovering
renovation in Polish: Renowacja
renovation in Russian: Реновация
renovation in Finnish: Entisöinti
renovation in Swedish: Renovering
renovation in Ukrainian: Реновація
renovation in Chinese: 整建

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