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  • Writer's pictureLeon Grosch

New Construction, Remodeling and Restoration

If your home, office, or building needs some revamping, you’re likely thinking of doing some remodeling or renovation projects to your space. Though some people use the words interchangeably, the truth is there is a huge difference between new construction, remodeling, and restoration projects. Before you start any projects (and especially before you hire anyone to do a project!), you’ll want to know the differences between each term.

Take a look at the main differences between restoration, remodeling, and new construction:


Restoration typically refers to renovating a home, or making cosmetic changes to the existing structure of the building. The purpose of each room tends to remain the same: a bedroom will stay a bathroom, and the kitchen will stay the kitchen. Instead, things like changing the floors, painting walls and cabinetry, updating hardware and light fixtures, and replacing old appliances occur during restoration. Restoration can also include projects to return a building to its original state.

Restoration and renovation projects are typically smaller scale projects that are done not only for cosmetic purposes, but also to help add value to your home. These projects are very cost effective and typically won’t take too much of your budget.


Remodeling a room involves the altering of the design, structure, or function of a room. For example, changing the purpose of a room, knocking down a wall in the bedroom to expand the space, or redoing the floorplan of your kitchen to rearrange the layout. These kinds of projects almost always involve calling in a professional team to help with the remodeling, as they often mean redoing plumbing, electrical work, and other reconfiguring.

Because there is almost always an addition, change of materials, and extra labor costs, remodeling projects are usually very pricey. They can also be rather time consuming since these types of changes take more time to complete and do well.

New Construction

The name is pretty self-explanatory: new construction means constructing an entirely new building from scratch. For homeowners, building a new home from the ground up can be a dream: you can customize virtually every element of your home exactly how you want it, including unique features, designs, and floorplans that aren’t in every home.

There are more things to bear in mind for new construction that you typically don’t have to consider with restoration and remodeling, like building codes, environmental and soil accommodations, location and neighborhood restrictions, etc. It is also, obviously, the worst on your wallet if you’re trying to watch your budget, as you will likely need a construction team, an architect/designer, and you will need to pay for the cost of materials.

No matter what project you’re considering, Master Painting and Staining can help you achieve the home you’ve always dreamed of. With more than 2 decades in the business, our technicians have experience in painting, staining, pressure washing, restoring, remodeling, and building new construction. Whatever you’re looking to do, we guarantee we can get it done! Visit our website to submit a contact request and to learn more about the company.


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Welcome to Master Painting and Staining! As a native of Upstate New York, Lee, the owner of Master Painting and Staining, grew up working in his family’s painting business. During this time, Lee learn


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