AskDefine | Define remodel

Dictionary Definition



1 do over, as of (part of) a house; "We are remodeling these rooms" [syn: reconstruct, redo]
2 cast or model anew; "She had to recast her image to please the electorate in her home state" [syn: recast, reforge]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To change the appearance, layout, or furnishings of.

Derived terms


to change appearance of

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.
remodel in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa): Рамонт
remodel in German: Renovierung
remodel in Dutch: Renovatie
remodel in Japanese: リフォーム
remodel in Norwegian: Renovering
remodel in Polish: Renowacja
remodel in Russian: Реновация
remodel in Finnish: Entisöinti
remodel in Swedish: Renovering
remodel in Ukrainian: Реновація
remodel in Chinese: 整建

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

amend, new-model, re-create, re-form, reassemble, rebuild, reclaim, reconstruct, redeem, refabricate, refashion, reform, regenerate, remake, renew, reshape, restore self-respect, set straight
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