Renovating a house, or even just a small room, can look like so much fun on HGTV and other reality TV shows. You find the perfect paint color or antique store find and create a new look in just a day. Or, you tear down walls and expand your kitchen over the weekend. Your spouse, family and friends will all have a ball helping you create your dream space. And, when it’s done, you’ll throw a party and celebrate your accomplishment. NOT! Renovating and redecorating is seldom as easy or as fast as shown on TV. For a good laugh, scroll through HGTV vs. Real Life. For a more serious discussion of what to expect in your real life remodel, check out this helpful article from ModelRemodel or read about remodeling myths in this piece from Angie’s List. If you’re remodeling to prepare your home for sale, consult with a real estate professional to be sure the time and dollars you plan to invest will generate the return on investment you expect. Vanguard Realty Associates is a team you can trust to know the realities of the market!