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Even with all the drama, those home makeover shows make it seem like renovations happen overnight, but that’s just good editing—the average home renovation actually takes four to eight months. (Really, that’s okay: Rushed renovations could mean you’re getting lower-quality work.) And while the initial demo can happen quickly and dramatically, there are all sorts of TV-unworthy things that have to happen between tearing out walls and adding that final coat of paint, such as installing electricity and shoring up plumbing. So, while it may look like nothing’s happening for weeks on end, be confident that your team is doing important work behind the scenes!
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