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renovate

To repair and upgrade,with a sense of changing something.Contrast with rehabilitate or restore, which imply keeping the same general character and appearance. Differences among the words are important when making modifications to historic structures,because renovation may not be allowed.A property owner's imprecise use of terminology regarding his or her plans could result in unintentional animosity by neighbors and historic preservation commissions.

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Renovation work on the houses has begun, but councillors claim that one of houses was not owned by those living in it, which meant that it shouldn't have been renovated by the government.
The schools, located throughout the Amman area, will receive 31 new and renovated classrooms, benefiting the over 4,550 young people who study there.
1 -- color) Former professional skateboarder Eric Grisham pulls off a one-footed hand plant in the pool at the recently renovated Pedlow Skate Park at 17334 Victory Blvd.
The truth is that in numerous cases, older school buildings can be renovated to 21st century standards with everything we'd expect in a new school," he says.
Wilsonart's survey discovered that 23 percent of kitchens have been renovated as recently as two years ago; of those, 14 percent within the last year and nine percent within the last 12 to 14 months.
Although SHW Sports works predominantly in Texas, it has renovated and built facilities in Virginia, Maryland, and Michigan--the latter a hotbed for more indoor facilities such as natatoriums.
And although it's summer, class is in session at the newly renovated Universal Institute Charter School, where children clad in plaid uniforms flood hallways decorated with images of prominent African Americans.
This was actually a combined new construction and renovation that resulted in 20 new assisted living units, renovated support spaces and new nursing stations for the nursing home, and a new therapy pool and solarium.
Few Russians in their right mind would show off newly acquired wealth in lavish renovated or new villas.
A chapel inside a Kentucky public school will be renovated and converted into a bathroom before classes resume this fall, an attorney for the school has informed Americans United.
Many of the trainees or their relatives are residents in the housing project, and are far more likely to maintain the homes they have just renovated than if an outside contractor had done the work.