There are many terms in the construction industry that are often misused or not completely understood. Home renovation, home extension and home additions are three of the most common.
Home renovation is to update, repair or restore, while an extension or addition are generally much larger construction projects.
It is not unusual for the three terms or processes to be applied to one project, with a mixture of a renovation, an extension and addition to be carried out at the same time.
Perhaps your home was built in the 1960s and it still reflects that era, but you want to modernise it. You may want to upgrade the windows, remove wood panelling from the walls or turn an old tired kitchen into a modern gem.
All of these changes would be considered a renovation, updating your original home into a new modern design style.