Renovation Terms to Tackle | Real Estate News & Insights

If you’ve ever had work done on your house, you’ve probably heard contractors spout a few terms that have you scratching your head. For example, what exactly is “R&R”—an afternoon siesta? And for that matter, what exactly are you doing to your home—a renovation, restoration, or remodel?

For starters: A renovation is making something that’s old new and improved (ie, updating your master bathroom with new tiles and fixtures). A restoration is returning something to its original state (like pulling up the carpet and sanding and polishing the hardwood floor). You remodel is giving something a whole new purpose (converting

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Laura Hamilton calls fire brigade for blaze during house renovation

Laura Hamilton had a mishap in her build (Picture: Laura Hamilton/Instagram)

Laura Hamilton had a mishap in her build (Picture: Laura Hamilton/Instagram)

Laura Hamilton revealed she was forced to call the fire brigade after a fire broke out during the rebuild of her new home.

The A Place In The Sun presenter, 40, took to Instagram to share a video of a firefighter putting out a blaze which appeared to be in the grounds of her new property.

Charred pieces of wood were seen being sprayed with extinguisher foam as Laura told her followers: ‘Errr… Just a little bit of a mishap at the rebuild this morning with the fire brigade

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The true cost of the average home renovation revealed

Mitch Picklington from Mitcon Build in Brisbane said that his business had received an increased number of construction inquiries as a result of COVID-19.

“We have been pending with requests to quote for different jobs around Brisbane at the moment, whether it’s renovating one room in the house or making plans for a larger scale renovation to utilize the government’s Home Builder scheme.”

We’ve seen a surge in people wanting to expand their current living areas with an extension and refresh their outdoor entertainment area by adding a pergola, deck or even a swimming pool.”

Ruined travel plans lead to

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The House’s renovation sets new standards for bars in Tigerland | News

After closing its doors for nearly a year, The House bar in Tigerland looks forward to re-opening soon with a completely revamped look. Plans for a renovation have been in the works since late 2019, after co-owners Jeff Vaccaro and Casey Fields were inspired by the modernity of bars in other towns like Tuscaloosa and Oxford. They wanted to give LSU students a unique atmosphere that no other bar in Baton Rouge has tried yet.

“Yeah [the bar] really needed an update,” Vaccaro said. “Tigerland’s been around since the late ’70s, and it’s been 20 to 30 years since anybody

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Amazing makeover: This is what a multi-million dollar home renovation looks like


Alexandra Duffey with her sons, Harry, 7, Jack, 8, and Tom, 12, at the home she has renovated in Chelmer. Image: AAP/John Gass.

RENOVATING a home is hard work, but renovating one while living in a different country is a whole lot harder.

Just ask Alex Duffey, who bought a house in Chelmer sight unseen while she was living in Singapore and spent the first half of the renovation going back and forth on a plane.

“We actually signed the contract while we were overseas, but had a condition put in it so the deal was subject to viewing,” Mrs

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Dream home renovation: How a house rescued from demolition became a labor of love


Simon and Kathrina Johnson at their home in Holland Park, which they spent years renovating and are now selling. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.

THE ‘for sale’ sign read: ‘a little hard work and a good imagination’.

Fifteen years later, Simon and Kathrina Johnson can attest the property at 24 Arnold St, Holland Park, needing a lot more than that.

“They were literally going to bulldoze the house as they couldn’t sell it because it was in such a bad state,” Mr Johnson said.

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The bulldozer was booked in for the Wednesday and the Johnsons made

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Home renovation series ‘Good Bones’ launches in KSA

Mother and daughter team, Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak, star in a new home renovation and flipping series “Good Bones,” which premiered in the Kingdom on Monday on HGTV, channel 357.
Discovered by casting agents through their Facebook page, daughter Mina, a real estate agent, and mom Karen, a former attorney, left their full-time jobs to focus on revitalizing their hometown of Indianapolis one property at a time.
Karen brings the experience and legal expertise, while Mina brings the real estate know-how as they snatch up neglected and often overlooked homes, transforming them into stunning renovations.
“With every house

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Magnolia Network pulls show after homeowners expose renovation nightmares – Deseret News

When Aubry Bennion’s kitchen renovation process began in October 2019, she had high hopes. It was the last big project in her Bountiful home, which she purchased a year earlier.

Bennion was told the renovation, which would be captured on film for a television show, would last a few weeks and cost around $20,000.

However, she said those hopes soon gave way to stress, anxiety and higher costs.

Bennion is one of a handful of Utah residents speaking out on social media and sharing how Candis and Andy Meredith, a Utah couple behind

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