What is the Difference between Restoration and Construction Services?

Your home could use a face lift, but you are unsure of what exactly you need. When researching different ways to work on your home, options like restoration and regular construction appear, but which is best for your project?

It’s typical not to know the difference between restoration and construction, but understanding these terms will help you decide how to move forward with your project.

What is Restoration?

To put it simply, restoration is the process of bringing something back to its original condition. Think about a historian restoring a building. These types of projects tend to include things like:

  • Refinishing wood floors
  • Removing old carpeting
  • Fixing old fixtures and replacing with types that matched the time period
  • Repairing holes in walls

Restoration takes less energy and resources, and can be much more cost effective than construction. Your structure is already in place, and simply requires repairs.

What is Construction?

While restoration will take an existing structure and bring it to its original condition, construction is building from the ground up.

During a construction project you will typically do the following:

  • Work with a designer and draw up blueprints to add on a room to your existing home
  • Apply for the correct building permits before beginning construction projects
  • Interview and hire a professional contractor to assist with the construction of the new space

Construction tends to be more expensive and takes more time than a restoration project.

Choosing Which Option is Best for You

When you decide to make changes to your home, begin by looking at the type of changes that you have in mind. If you’re looking for a fresh new look of an existing room, renovation services will be better suited than a new construction project.

McMahon Services is your one stop for both construction and restoration services for your next home repair project. Our team of experts will sit with you to learn about your goals and needs, and make recommendations about the necessary work.

Call us today to get started on your home improvement project right away!