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Home renovation looks so easy on TV. We see a project move quickly and smoothly from start to finish – and the results are always beautiful. But somewhere between "before" and "after" there are always at least a few speed bumps – and one great story. Budgets skyrocket, tempers flare, relationships suffer. This is real life, and DIY Network's Renovation Realities proves that even in home improvement, truth is often stranger than fiction.

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Season 14, Episode 12

The Jackson Job

Sunday
May 10

12am | 11c

Season 14, Episode 11

The Hansen Job

Sunday
May 10

12:30am | 11:30c

Season 12, Episode 4

The O'Rourke Job

Meg O'Rourke and her husband, Jeremy, have a very small, outdated kitchen. They plan to take out a wall and update everything. They start off optimistic, but when inexperience and exhaustion collide, this couple begins a tough, uphill battle to complete their renovation.

Thursday
Jun 11

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 12, Episode 3

The Boothe Job

James and Alyssa Boothe have a kitchen that just isn't their taste. They knock a wall down and attempt to totally renovate the space. Various problems arise, including an unexpected sewage pipe and a cabinet that won't fit in the door. By the end, the Boothes have a completely different opinion of renovations.

Thursday
Jun 11

9am | 8c

Season 12, Episode 5

The Zalezsak Job

Allison and Peter Zalezsak love everything about their home, everything except their master bathroom. They want to transform their outdated bathroom into a stylish, modern space. Allison and Peter have never done any DIY before, but they're pretty confident they can figure it out. However, this renovation takes a turn for the worse when Peter finds out how dangerous renovating can be!

Thursday
Jun 11

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 12, Episode 7

The Behrens Job

Jeff Behrens and his brother-in-law Jose set out to turn Jeff's boring, small utility room into a laundry/bathroom combo. From demo to plumbing to framing, this renovation is one surprise after another.

Thursday
Jun 11

10am | 9c

Season 14, Episode 1

The Schiding Job

Thursday
Jun 11

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 7, Episode 2

The Kuniyoshi Job

Firefighter Charles Kuniyoshi and his girlfriend, Ana Rivera, just bought a house and are taking on one huge project: the kitchen. With only a few days to complete this monster of a renovation, Charles and Ana give it all they've got to hold it together. But it only takes a few surprises -- and one big surprise for Ana -- to slow this project down to a grinding halt.

Sunday
Jun 14

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 7, Episode 3

The Wylie Job

Ron and Pam Wylie are renovating their cramped, dysfunctional and outdated kitchen, and these two DIY pros don't foresee any problems with the task at hand. Their fragmented house, however, has other plans. Each wall hides new surprises, and the sheer size of the renovation starts to wear on these DIYers. By the end of this project, the Wylies' mental and physical boundaries are pushed to the brink.

Monday
Jun 15

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 8, Episode 3

The Partch Job

Kat and Ron Partch want to open up their tiny kitchen to create an open space for entertaining their friends. But, as they demolish their walls and ceilings, they run into electrical and structural problems that have them scrambling up through the attic and down into the basement. Then the building inspector throws them a curve ball!

Tuesday
Jun 16

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 8, Episode 6

The Pleuss Job

Newlyweds Jim and Ally Pleuss want to open up the living and dining room space in their new house by tearing out the walls around the staircase. But a never-ending demolition, "rolling" support walls, and a freak wheelbarrow accident leave them with nothing but a big hole in the floor.

Wednesday
Jun 17

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 8, Episode 9

The Loffswold Job

Andrew and Mandy want to expand their tiny, outdated house by building a stairway to access their unfinished attic. Ultimately, they plan to convert the upstairs into a new master suite. While Andrew has no doubt that he and Mandy will make a great team, Andy's disorganization and lack of skill push Mandy into major meltdown mode.

Thursday
Jun 18

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 8, Episode 12

The Parrish Job

Celeste Parrish wants to renovate her outdated master bathroom and has called in her friend Angela to help. These two novice DIYers quickly learn about the ups and downs of renovation. From plumbing issues to poor time management, these two friends realize that sometimes renovation is best left to the professionals.

Friday
Jun 19

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 13, Episode 4

The Hansen Job

Andrea and Keith Hansen's kitchen is falling apart. Drawers fall out and crush their feet, cabinet doors frequently break and the water-line for the refrigerator doesn't even work. They're planning a complete renovation to transform this lackluster space into a kitchen they can be proud of. The old cabinets and wasted soffit space above will be torn out to make way for new ones, the dingy countertops will be demoed and the outdated tile flooring will be removed and replaced with sturdier tiles more up to the rigors of Andrea's cooking. Along the way, they'll have to figure out what's wrong with the water line and fix it in hopes that the luxury of ice can once again be theirs. Having completed a few minor renovations in the past, the Hansens are both wildly intimidated by this huge renovation. Keith's perfectionist and stubborn character mixed with Andrea's detail oriented attitude will likely cause some problems, but after eight years of marriage, they're positive they can handle it together.

Saturday
Aug 8

3pm | 2c

Season 13, Episode 5

The Khalil Job

Baha Khalil has enlisted his best friend Mustafa to help him renovate his disgusting kitchen. Basically, everything needs to be torn out and replaced. The cabinets are old, cheap and ugly, so they're planning on ripping them out and replacing them with something more modern. Next, the puke-green countertops will be removed so Baha and Mustafa can install new granite. The multiple layers of dingy laminate flooring, which Mustafa refers to as linoleum inception, are going to be demolished so they can install new ceramic tiles. The next project will be the removal of the drop ceiling, which is already half missing, and the fluorescent lights home to hundreds of dead bugs. This kitchen renovation is the last thing Baha needs to complete before moving into his new home, and he's positive that with his best friend's help, he can finally have the kitchen of his dreams.

Saturday
Aug 8

3:30pm | 2:30c

Season 13, Episode 9

The Velasquez Job

Saturday
Aug 8

4pm | 3c

Season 13, Episode 13

The Surface Job

Jessica and Reid Surface just purchased their first home together in a most-sought-after neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. To afford this amazing location, they had to compromise with a house needing a ton of renovations. The next project they'll be focusing on will be their ugly and outdated kitchen. They want a blank slate, so they're planning to gut it entirely. Jessica just wants to get this renovation over with as quickly as possible, but Reid's more methodical outlook and perfectionist attitude will surely slow down the pace of this renovation.

Saturday
Aug 8

4:30pm | 3:30c

Season 13, Episode 6

The Hancock Job

Whitney and Brad Hancock are renovating their unused upstairs area into an extra bedroom or nursery. The short treads on the staircase that leads up to the area make it impossible to walk up and down, so the first step will be to demolish the existing staircase and install a new one. Once that is complete, they feel as if the entire space is too closed off, so they plan on opening up the entire area by demolishing all interior walls to start with a blank slate. The ceiling is drooping and needs to come down, a broken window and its frame will be replaced and the broken flooring will be torn out as well. When all demo is complete, Whitney and Brad will then install insulation, drywall and new bamboo floors throughout. Even after all of this work, they are planning on hiding an exposed HVAC duct somehow. With limited DIY experience, The Hancocks are overwhelmed by the sheer size of this renovation, but know that they need the extra space.

Saturday
Aug 8

5pm | 4c

Season 13, Episode 7

The Bullinger Job

Jennifer and David Bullinger are renovating an outdated upstairs bedroom to add some much needed space to their cramped house. The existing room is unusable except for storage, and with four kids, the Bullinger's house is practically bursting at the seams. The walls need to be gutted to install insulation and electricity, three broken windows need to be removed and replaced and a door that leads to nowhere, something of a safety hazard for their four children under six, will either need to be closed off entirely or replaced with a new door and deck addition. The sagging ceilings and beaten up floors will be demolished as well, so this truly is a complete renovation. While both are familiar with minor renovations, this project is larger than anything either has taken on before. However, they both agree that the added space is paramount, so they're willing to do anything to get it done.

Saturday
Aug 8

5:30pm | 4:30c

Season 13, Episode 8

The Gunther Job

Chad and Katie Gunther hate their cramped and outdated kitchen, so they're going to renovate the space and incorporate their dining room area to open it up. Living and working in Las Vegas means that this dynamic couple loves to entertain, so now they want to create an inviting space for their family and friends. Everything will be demoed: cabinets that don't hold any of their cooking supplies, unsanitary and impossible-to-clean tiled countertops and ugly tile flooring and carpet. Their plan is to demo an existing peninsula and move it out into the dining room to open the kitchen floor plan. The new, larger cabinets will extend into the expanded space as well. On the opposite wall, built-ins will be installed to create a bar area. And the dingy carpets will finally be replaced with something more durable and chic. Chad isn't a stranger to small renovations, but Katie, who makes a living as a Britney Spears impersonator in Vegas, has no idea what she's doing. Combine that with the fact that Chad describes his plumbing and electrical skills as "sub-par at best," and this renovation will surely challenge the couple's problem-solving skills.

Saturday
Aug 8

6pm | 5c

Season 13, Episode 9

The Velasquez Job

Jaci and Nic Velasquez have a hazardous front porch that needs to be renovated. The existing porch has been repainted and shoddily repaired numerous times, and this family thinks it's time for an upgrade. First, Jaci and Nic are planning to completely demo the existing porch. A cement staircase was hidden beneath the porch until Nic recently removed overgrown bushes that were harboring brown recluses. This staircase will have to be demoed as well, something Nic believes will be easier said than done. To finish out the demo portion of their renovation, the cement walkway leading up to the stairs will be torn up as well. The Velasquez family is planning on building a contemporary front porch after all this demo is completed. Consisting of an extended roofline, multiple steel support cables that create a 'floating' appearance, this renovation will completely change the look of their home. A new stone walkway will be laid down to add a warm and inviting finishing touch to this ambitious project. Jaci and Nic are excited to have a front porch that their children aren't afraid of, that won't injure friends and family who walk on it, and they can't wait to get started.

Saturday
Aug 8

6:30pm | 5:30c

Season 13, Episode 7

The Bullinger Job

Saturday
Aug 8

7pm | 6c

Season 13, Episode 8

The Gunther Job

Saturday
Aug 8

7:30pm | 6:30c

Season 13, Episode 11

The Kimble Job

Saturday
Aug 8

8pm | 7c

Season 13, Episode 12

The Fry Job

Saturday
Aug 8

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 14, Episode 1

The Schiding Job

Saturday
Aug 8

9pm | 8c

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