Renovation Realities

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  • 2007
  • 17 Seasons
  • 7.5  (59)

Renovation Realities is a home improvement series that aired on the DIY Network from 2007 to 2016. The show followed homeowners as they attempted to complete renovation projects on their own, without the help of professional contractors. The DIY Network teamed up with Minnie Goode, Mark Sibons, and James Harney, who served as the hosts of the show, to guide and advise the homeowners throughout the renovation process.

Throughout the series, viewers were able to witness the successes and failures of the homeowners as they tackled various projects, ranging from kitchen and bathroom renovations to outdoor landscaping and DIY furniture building. The show emphasized the challenges and unexpected obstacles that come with renovating a home, and served as a realistic portrayal of the ups and downs of the home renovation process.

One of the unique aspects of Renovation Realities was that it provided viewers with a chance to see the renovations from start to finish, including all of the messy and unglamorous steps involved in the process. From ripping out old cabinets and tearing down walls, to navigating plumbing and electrical issues, the show showcased the unedited reality of home improvement.

The three hosts of Renovation Realities each brought their own expertise and personality to the show. Minnie Goode, an interior designer, offered design and style advice to the homeowners, ensuring that the final result was not only functional but also visually appealing. Mark Sibons, a general contractor, provided hands-on guidance and technical advice on construction and building. And James Harney, a licensed plumber and electrician, helped homeowners tackle the more complicated plumbing and electrical elements of their projects.

The show also featured a variety of homeowners from different backgrounds and with different levels of experience in home renovation. Some of the homeowners were completely new to DIY projects, while others had some basic knowledge and skills. Regardless of their experience level, all of the homeowners faced unexpected challenges and learned valuable lessons throughout the process.

Renovation Realities was a popular show on the DIY Network, and aired for several seasons. It was praised for its realistic portrayal of DIY home renovation and for providing viewers with practical tips and advice for tackling their own projects.

In addition to the main show, Renovation Realities also spawned several spin-off series, including Renovation Realities: Ben & Ginger, which followed Ben and Ginger on their home renovation journey, and Renovation Realities: Dale Jr. & Amy, which documented the renovation of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy's home.

Overall, Renovation Realities was a popular and well-loved series on the DIY Network. It provided viewers with valuable insight into the home renovation process, and offered practical tips and advice for those looking to tackle their own DIY projects.

Renovation Realities is a series that is currently running and has 17 seasons (211 episodes). The series first aired on November 15, 2007.

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The Tews Job
14. The Tews Job
August 27, 2016
A master bathroom is remodeled, but carrying out the project proves much more difficult than previously thought.
The Padula Job
13. The Padula Job
August 20, 2016
A rustic bathroom is crafted, but the build is hampered by plumbing problems and ladder woes.
The Ossorio Job
12. The Ossorio Job
August 20, 2016
A master bathroom is remodeled, but patience is tried following a hand injury and plumbing problems.
The Harvey Job
11. The Harvey Job
August 13, 2016
Randi and George Harvey admire most of their house except for their master bathroom. They believe a remodel is definitely in order, but with 30-year-old "hair babies" and falling mirrors, this renovation shows it's easier said than done.
The Cuccio Job
10. The Cuccio Job
August 13, 2016
Danielle Cuccio has always imagined having a cottage-style bathroom. She requests her fiance, Tyler Kasupski, to help her create it, but their romance is tried when this project isn't as easy as either one previously pictured.
The Poole Job
9. The Poole Job
August 6, 2016
Daniel Poole and his wife Kari feel that their master bedroom, which use to belong to Daniel's parents, could use some changes to make it fit their style. With floorboards that put up a fight and a discussion on how much closet space Kari should get, they realize how much they signed up for with this renovation.
The Threadgould Job
8. The Threadgould Job
August 6, 2016
Tiffany Threadgould's outdated kitchen doesn't function well, so she enlists the help of her best friend, Kat Tingum, to make it beautiful again. The discovery of mouse poo and tricky wiring lead the friends to troubles they never thought they'd face during this renovation.
The Aranda Job
7. The Aranda Job
July 30, 2016
Husband and wife Bryan and April Aranda don't feel settled in their newly purchased home. They decide to renovate their living room and kitchen to fit their needs as a family of five. However, things don't go as well as they initially thought as they tackle their major home renovation.
The Russell Job
6. The Russell Job
July 30, 2016
Whitnee and Cody Russell hate their kitchen. With a useless wall blocking their view to the living room and the small counter space hindering Whitnee's ability to cook, these two are ready to take on a renovation. However, troubles arise when they discover animal eggs and other hurdles they didn't expect to jump over!
The Daniels Job
5. The Daniels Job
July 30, 2016
Kalvin and Sanja Daniels want to renovate their kitchen as soon as possible. Sanja is determined to have an open-concept space, but Kalvin swears the wall she wants to tear down is load-bearing.
The Kolstad Job
4. The Kolstad Job
July 23, 2016
Ian Kolstad and his girlfriend Amanda just bought their first house together. They despise the drab bathroom and think renovating it will be easy, but with no experience and no help, will the renovation go as planned?
The Kennedy Job
3. The Kennedy Job
July 23, 2016
Mary Grace Kennedy just bought her first house in her hometown and wants to revamp her outdated kitchen. With her dad by her side, she is certain they can tackle the daunting task.
The Hillebrand Job
2. The Hillebrand Job
July 23, 2016
Kayli Hillebrand hates her old kitchen. She enlists the help of her best friend, Megan Langford, to tear it apart and start new. Although these two work well together, they never imagined what sort of problems they would encounter. After a run-in with rats inside the walls, this is a renovation neither girl will soon forget.
The Escamilla Job
1. The Escamilla Job
July 23, 2016
Natalie Escamilla and Jim Fell hate their 1950's bathroom. Since it's current, outdated condition has been deemed unlivable and entirely too small, it's time for a renovation. With a tub that won't fit and sewage seeping out of the toilet, this couple faced more obstacles than they initially thought possible.
Where to Watch Renovation Realities
Renovation Realities is available for streaming on the DIY Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Renovation Realities on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, HGTV, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 15, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (59)