So the word “renovate” means to make new again—to revive. In the context of home construction, “reviving” could mean anything from repainting and refacing cabinets to installing new light fixtures to adding other finishes and fixtures. Regardless of what changes are done, the original design is never drastically changed. Rather, it is simply updated or tweaked to meet a new or revised standard.
For example, an older bathroom can be renovated with the latest fixtures and new tiles making it look fresh, but the layout of the toilet will not be changed.