Sarah's Summer House premiered on HGTV on May 7, 2011. Sarah Richardson tackles the renovation of her own weekend getaway. Located 17 miles offshore and purchased by her husband as a bachelor shack, this tiny island cottage is completely off the grid with a combination of solar, wind and propane energy. It's rustic, relaxing and at one with the stunning lake scenery. Character, storage and versatility are key as Sarah untangles the renovation processes with tip after tip on how to handle an out-of-town reno - without having an out-of-body experience.