.. Difference among REMODELING, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT and REPAIR??

I saw them appear on magazines, yellow pages and companies brochures/websites, sometimes I feel a bit confused about which is for what. I doubt people using them knows the difference, especially for remodeling and renovation, because I've seen k&b remodeling/renovation all over the place.
Can anyone clearify this?
Much appreciated.
Norman
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If by "them" you mean the capitalized words. Repair is fixing something. Remodeling may be changing the look or style (surface appearance or furnishings). Renovation may include strengthening or replacing old, weak, worn, or rotted materials or utilities, or bring them up to date or current codes. And hopefully any of those is an improvement (might not be the case if a DYI'r does not know what they are doing). So there may be some overlap. Remodeling/renovation is broad enough to cover upgrades maintaining a classic appearance with modern materials, or modernizing the appearance.
Both in Milwaukee where I grew up, and here in Elgin, IL, we had a neighbor that repaired/remodeled their house every time it burned (which should not happen regularly). The latest rebuild of the one in Elgin looks strange (or politely called unique), but has not reburned for quite a few years.
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