Reality TV, home renovation style, is hugely popular right now. The before, during and after of a home renovation, packaged neatly into an hour, can feel immensely satisfying.

Obviously there’s no harm done if a few episodes of your favorite home remodeling show is your go-to way to relax on a Thursday night.

The only danger is when these types of shows color your expectations for your own real-life home renovation.

In this new video series, I’ll be debunking common myths from renovation reality TV and sharing ways to make your next remodel go more smoothly.

Check out the first video, Reality vs. Reality TV: