Yes, It May Look Worse Before It Gets Better
I was watching one of those home renovation shows yesterday, one where they purchase a home and renovate it to get the home they want at an affordable bottom line. These shows always make me laugh for one reason or another.
At the very start of the renovation, they were tearing out a wall. The woman had a problem accepting the demolition of the interior of a home that they just paid a lot of money to purchase. She had the conversation with the agent but I don't think she realized what that was going to look like.
Things will usually get worse before it gets better when renovating a home you purchase in Sacramento. It does get better!