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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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The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show promises to be even bigger and more interactive with a whole host of new and innovative design ideas, practical workshops and hands-on demonstrations.
I have been proposing renovating those houses for four years, but there was no answer, and now the minister has intervened and ordered the renovation," he said.
As a sign of growing Russian-Syrian naval cooperation and in an effort to gain a stronger foothold in the Mediterranean, Moscow has begun renovating the Syrian port of Tartous, the Beirut leftist daily AS SAFIR reported Wednesday.
Renovating this extraordinary building for use for affordable housing has been especially meaningful.
In addition to renovating and repair work, loans may also be used to convert multi-unit properties back to single-family residences.
Home remodeling is a popular way of increasing a house's value and functionality, and other books may advise on handling contractors and projects: but if you read only one book before you remodel, make it columnist Alan Heaven's What No One Ever Tells You About Renovating Your Home: it can save you dollars and grief.
50 annual tax property owners have been paying from a 2002 ballot measure will be put to use this summer renovating Joshua Middle School.
The show Trading Spaces will be filming some skaters renovating the Sleep Chamber, so watch for us.
He strongly advises renovating these areas, which can increase the market value of your home by as much as 25%.
Accessibility is another keyword for renovating St Petersburg.
headed by artistic director Hernando Cortez (left), inaugurated the Limelight Theater June 16 in Manhattan's renowned club-in-a-church of the same name, and in Montreal, the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault has begun renovating the Saint-Robert-Bellarmin Church into a unique "site of choreographic creation and production.