Inside the renovations at the White House (13 images)

The historic White House is undergoing renovation, including the Oval Office and the Roosevelt Room.

The work began in early August. Donald Trump took a vacation in New Jersey while the work was done.

The project and included both aesthetic and mechanical updates.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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The newly renovated Oval Office features new carpeting and other cosmetic improvements. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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The Roosevelt Room was also renovated. Senior White House staff relocated to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next door to the White House during renovations. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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An eagle statue sits in the newly renovated Roosevelt Room. The renovations took about two weeks and cost $3.4 million. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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The newly renovated Roosevelt Room is often used for staff meetings. New furniture was added as part of the renovations. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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A painting hangs over the fireplace in the newly renovated Roosevelt Room. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Workers repair the South Portico steps as renovations are underway at the White House. The repairs are the steps' first in 64 years. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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The Oval Office was cleared out for work to begin. The West Wing, where the majority of the construction took place, is 30,000 square feet. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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