renovate

(redirected from renovators)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
If a renovator doesn't take the 4-hour refresher course before the expiration of their current certification, they'll need to retake the 8-hour initial course to be certified again.
Renovators need to be aware there are many other options.
Not only are the majority of current self-builders and renovators still continuing with their projects, but more people are beginning to recognise it as an affordable and rewarding way to improve their position on the property ladder.
It recycles these materials and sells them in mint condition to homeowners, building owners, renovators, decorators and do-it-yourselfer at discount.
Loft dwellers who dream of living in a loft and who have to start from scratch will appreciate THE URBAN LOFT: CREATING A DREAM SPACE IN THE CITY: it will appeal to architects, renovators, designers or the builder or re-builder and provides both tips on how to build a loft and advice on what not to do.
Designed for pool operators, service technicians, renovators, retail technicians and health officials, it is a resource for performing calculations such as pool surface area, water volume, chemical dosage amounts, flow rate, turnover rate, heater sizing maximum user load and more.
Pays and Bernsen's own artistry as renovators first garnered notice after they spent three years redoing an English country-style home in Beverly Hills, and then sold it to actor Steve Martin in 1995.
Liability issues mean that fewer firms are likely to continue working in pre-1978 homes, thus limiting the availability of certified renovators to homeowners and driving costs even higher.
Renovators are keen to trace the mysterious person behind 32 paintings hanging on the hotel walls for the last 25 years.
Plane renovators are workimng flat out at the Conservation Centre at RAF Cosford near Telford.
White says the company's customers include the do-it-yourself inclined as well as contractors, renovators, designers and collectors.
ACTRESS Jennifer Lopez is suing the renovators of her Hollywood Hills home, claiming they caused EUR1.