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Dream Home Vs. Reality Home

November 25, 2014
Every HGTV Dream Home of years past has been gorgeous and flawless. My place? Not so much. Here, let me give you a tour...
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Dream Home: Entry

The 2013 Dream Home's hallway shoe cubby bench means you can stay organized and be stylish at the same time.

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Reality Home: Entry

When I come home, I kick my shoes off into the monstrous shoe pile in the corner and bolt the door. (Also, that orchid is truly a pipe dream because I can't even keep a succulent alive longer than a week.)

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Dream Home: Kitchen

Dream Home 2012's deluxe kitchen — complete with oven, microwave and warming drawer — makes it easy to cook gourmet meals at home.

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Reality Home: Kitchen

Two days after I order takeout, there are still stacks of crumb-covered dishes "soaking" in my sink.

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