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RENOVATION REALITY A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create the living space of your dreams.
By Nina Nazarov Hambly Photos by Paul Dyer
or many years now, home renovations have become a glamorous task nearly everyone wants to get their hands on. With outlets like HGTV, the process can seem simple as it all happens in a 30-minute episode. However, a renovation is much more complex than viewers see.
From design layout, permitting, and eventually constructing, a renovation takes up a substantial amount of time, energy, resources, and money. Here is what you can expect from the process from start to finish; included are tidbits on how professionals such as architects, designers and contractors are assets to the overall project, and advice on where you have some leniency to do the work yourself.
Living Lavishly Vol. 9 showcases the local resources, talent and expertise we have here in the Central Coast of California.