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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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Share the passions of our experts including Michael Holmes (editor-in-chief of Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine and presenter of 'I Own Britain's Best Home') Charlie Luxton (green home expert and presenter of Build a New Life in the Country and Best House on the Street) David Snell (consultant at the BBC and the Daily Telegraph's bricks and mortar expert) Mark Brinkley (author of the House Builder's Bible) Tim Pullen (eco expert at Homebuilding &Renovating Magazine) and Sally Tagg (planning expert at Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine).
The Westpac Renovation Report also found that the perceived difficulty of renovating is not always the same as reality; with those intending to renovate for the first time more likely to have a negative perception of the renovating experience than those who have already been through the renovation.
In the program's first 149 days, Enterprise Dallas is purchasing and renovating more than 45 homes in Dallas, helping to spark revitalization and renewal in some struggling neighborhoods.
The district may not be able to afford staffing or renovating campuses to include the food-court style cafeterias that employees are asking for.
They come for jobs - something they would do to an even greater extent when we start work on renovating the Coliseum.
Hotel ownership group Bray & Gillespie has formed Ocean Waters Development (OWD), a new development company that will specialize in renovating and redeveloping resort properties along Florida's Atlantic coastline.
Carrion went to explain that NYCHA played a major part in restoring the community by renovating buildings on University Avenue known today as University Avenue Consolidated.
Of the remaining 14, 12 are being financed by Proposition DD, a $178 million bond measure approved in 1998 by city voters that calls for building, renovating and expanding 32 libraries citywide.
In the past six years we have spent $50 million restoring and renovating this 100-year-old landmark hotel," said owner, Charles Bray.
9 million in sales tax benefits for equipping and renovating the airline's headquarters location and ongoing capital expenditures.
Projects in progress during the summer include refurbishing classrooms and restrooms at Tropico Middle School, and renovating restrooms at Rosamond Elementary, Hoffman said.
In late October, the 322-room hotel was the first major Daytona hotel to regain full capacity, which included renovating all of the oceanfront rooms, and repairing roof and interior damage.