Who: Lily D.
Where: Portland, OR
Keeping the history of our house in mind, we created a spacious master suite with a bathroom, walk-in closet/laundry room, and a sitting room, adding 120 square feet with two dormer additions, upgraded windows and insulation for energy efficiency. Contractors put in the stairs and dormers, but we did everything else, including a period-appropriate master bath with clawfoot tub and marble floors.
Who did the work: I did some of the work myself
Cost: $25,000 to $50,000