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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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Among their plans for renovating, homeowners are resolving to make improving their kitchen a priority -- with more than half of future renovators revealing that they have their sights set on improving the heart of their home.
Many Initial Certified Lead Renovators are now required to renew because their certifications are expiring after five years.
The certification of renovators who took the training prior to April 22, 2010, was extended by EPA until July 1, 2015.
Membership includes local builders, renovators, suppliers and professionals.
Returning a period house to its former glory can be an expensive exercise and the purist renovator can see his time and hard-earned cash disappear into a seemingly black hole.
But I'm also glad of the work we still have to do in the meantime; glad that the Lord has invited us to be His co-workers, His fellow renovators, by joining Him in the work of renewal.
THE RESTORATION MAN Channel 4, 8pm George Clarke is in Staffordshire this week, where seasoned renovators Alan and Dora Appleby may have bitten off more than they can chew.
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TELLY I could understand the renovators on Sarah Beeny's new show Double Your House For Half The Money wanting to rebel, as she is like a stern teacher, setting homework and then coming in to mark it at the end with condescending comments.
THE TV company behind daytime hit Homes Under The Hammer are looking for renovators from Coventry and Warwickshire for a new show.
Renovators need to consider how their changes will appeal to buyers who are willing to pay for location and quality-based premiums.
Other changes include minimum enforcement provisions for authorized renovation programs, and minor revisions to the training and certification requirements for renovators.