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[mass noun] The action of renovating a building:‘this property is in need of complete renovation’[count noun] ‘older churches underwent major renovations’
modernization, restoration, redecoration, refurbishment, revamping, makeover, reconditioning, rehabilitation, overhauling, repair, redevelopment, rebuilding, reconstruction, remodelling, updating, improvementgentrification, upgradingrefittingfacelift, refurbView synonyms
- ‘How much you earn on renovations differs from one part of the country to the next.’
- ‘Since the property was a rental, major landscaping renovations were not an option.’
- ‘The family lived in the house while the first renovation was taking place.’
- ‘Speak with family and friends who have done renovations or built a home.’
- ‘And make sure your policy includes any renovations you may have done to your home.’
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